Head Of Adams County Economic Development Stepping Down After Nine Years

Top Quote Bill Becker, President and CEO of Adams County Economic Development, announced his resignation from his position after nine years. The Business Executive Committee is recommending Barry Gore to replace Becker. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) September 25, 2010 - Adams County Economic Development (ACED, http://www.AdamsCountyED.com), a non-profit corporation dedicated to expanding the economy of Adams County, today announced that Bill Becker, ACED President and CEO, is stepping down at the end of the year.

    Mr. Becker, who has served as President/CEO of ACED since August 2001, has formally notified ACED's Executive Committee of his intent to resign from the position.

    The organization's Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Barry Gore, ACED's current Vice President of Business Attraction, to succeed Mr. Becker as ACED President and CEO.

    "This has been a rare opportunity," said Mr. Becker, "and I'm proud of our membership, our programs, and our collective results. I owe a very special debt of gratitude to all my teammates, past and present, who did the heavy lifting on the behalf of the great people in Adams County."

    During Mr. Becker's tenure, ACED has reported the County realized new capital investments of nearly $5.2 billion with more than 22,000 jobs created.

    Mr. Gore joined ACED over five years ago and served as VP of Investor Relations before assuming his current position. According to Frank Martinez, ACED's 2010 Chair, both assignments have positioned Mr. Gore to understand the funding, marketing, and finances of ACED as well its core business of economic development supporting primary employers.

    "It's our goal to build on the great success Adams County has enjoyed under Bill Becker's leadership, and we believe that Barry brings the right blend of experience and leadership to do just that," said Mr. Martinez. "His demonstrated leadership, staff support, creativity, and performance results have appropriately earned our trust and respect."

    About Adams County
    Adams County covers 1,187 square miles on the northern tier of the six-county Denver metropolitan area. It surrounds the Denver International Airport on three sides, and is centrally located approximately 15 minutes from either downtown Denver or Boulder. It ranks among the top five largest counties in the state, with a population of approximately 364,000 residents, and is projected to be the fastest growing county in the metro Denver area over the next two decades. Adams County is considered the most diverse in the metro area in terms of mixed-use characteristics, and offers one of the best transportation networks in the state. It is the home to the Fitzsimmons Colorado Bioscience Research Park, Front Range Airport and the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge. Boasting diverse housing opportunities, a highly educated workforce, and close proximity to the region's major colleges, universities and research facilities, Adams County offers a strong pro-business climate and outstanding quality of life for employees and companies.

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