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IDA to seek community input during CEO selection process
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SPRINGFIELD — The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is looking for more than new business partners these days. It’s also in the market for a CEO.
John Henry, the organization’s longtime leader, recently resigned.
The IDA issued a news release Thursday that said, “John Henry resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) effective at the close of business Friday, Dec. 1. The IDA appreciates John’s many years of service and wishes him well in his future endeavors. Tre Wilkins, the IDA’s project manager, will serve as interim CEO until John’s replacement is selected.”
Wilkins said Friday that the IDA board will seek community input before naming Henry’s successor. He said the issue is not on the agenda for the IDA’s next regular meeting on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.
Wilkins, however, added that community members could offer their thoughts during the “public comments” segment of the meeting.
The IDA hopes to have a new CEO in 90-120 days.
Henry held the position for nearly 13 years.