Lake Development Authority welcomes new director of planning and development – News-Herald

The Lake Development Authority recently adjusted staff roles by welcoming Myranda Keister, who will take on the role of Director of Planning and Development.

She replaces Patrick Mohorcic at the post.

Mohorcic takes over as public finance director and chief financial officer, replacing Timothy Cahill who moves into a part-time position as bond and public finance adviser for the remainder of the year, the board confirmed. administration.

Keister, 26, comes to the Lake Development Authority from Apple Creek, Ohio, where she was employed as an office coordinator, economic development coordinator and later project manager for the Wayne (County) Economic Development Council.

Early in her career, she focused on the partnership’s $2.3 million capital campaign. Later, Keister executed a quality development program with an emphasis on providing personal service to new, existing and potential businesses.

Through the consultancy, she has achieved her goal of providing assistance and support to a wide range of industries.

From 2018 to December 2021, it was involved in 55 won projects and more than $148 million in capital investments. His experience also includes business retention and expansion.

Keister earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 2018 and holds an accredited certification from the International Economic Development Council.

She will complete the capstone course in June as a Certified Ohio Economic Developer and is currently affiliated with the Ohio Economic Development Association, Northeast Ohio Development Exchange Orrville Young Professionals Steering Committee, and Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce – Young Professionals.

Keister noted that she was humbled and thrilled to be welcomed into the Lake County community.

“My passion is helping communities and businesses thrive and I look forward to helping help Lake Development Authority achieve its goals,” she said. “I look forward to immersing myself in the community and am grateful to have had this opportunity.”

According to the board, his ability to effectively navigate the development process in relationship building, project identification and incentive sourcing will be particularly valuable, in addition to his experience assisting projects, working with local leaders and mobilizing resources to accelerate progress and improvement.

“Myranda not only brings knowledge and expertise, but also tremendous energy and enthusiasm,” said Managing Director David Anderson. “She is a perfect fit for our organization and I look forward to working closely with her as we continue to accelerate economic development in Lake County.”

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