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GSI hires national executive search firm to find next CEO

Spokane’s Greater Spokane Incorporated has hired Waverly Partners to conduct an executive search for its next CEO and president.

The Cleveland-based firm will work with search committee members to identify the person who will replace Rich Hadley, who is leaving after 20 years in the CEO position.

Hadley has said he’ll depart in May.

GSI is the Spokane area's largest economic development agency, uniting the former Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and Spokane Area Economic Development Council.

Board members Linda Elkin of U.S. Bank and Scott Morris of Avista are co-chairing the search committee.

Hadley said the amount spent on the search will vary depending on how many candidates are reviewed and how many are flown to Spokane for visits.

“Our committee has developed a profile with the experience and leadership characteristics of our preferred candidate,” Elkin said in a press release. “We are open to executives with backgrounds in economic development, chambers of commerce, business associations, other kinds of nonprofits, private sector or related experience with a commitment to our mission of business advocacy in this region.”

Gov. Inslee comes to GSI forum on Green energy during Oct. 16 event

Governor Jay Inslee will comes to Spokane next week to present the keynote remarks during Greater Spokane Incorporated's State of the Green Economy meeting at The Davenport Hotel.

The event is Oct. 16 (Wednesday), with doors opening at 3 p.m. with the program beginning at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
The governor will be featured with panelists Scott Morris,CEO of Avista; and Ash Awad, VP of Energy and Facility Services at McKinstry. 

They'll deal with the general topic of clean technology and job creation.

Hal Calbom, owner of Sustainable Media Group, will moderate the panel.

Tickets for the event are $20 for GSI members and $30 for non-members. The public can register online at the GSI site.

Thursday GSI BizStreet morning discussion features Avista CEO Morris

Scott Morris

 

Avista CEO Scott Morris comes downtown this week, taking part in the Thursday morning GSI-sponsored BizStreet morning session.

The PR material says: “Learn what Avista is doing to serve its customers, maintain an engaged workforce, be strong community partners and attract investors.”

The schedule: coffee and chat: 7:45 a.m.-8 a.m.; program from 8 to 9 a.m.

Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 100; $25 for GSI members, $50 for others.

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