Michael Stevens to Leave the Economic Partnership
Washington, DC Economic Partnership president and CEO Michael Stevens has announced his intention to leave the organization.
Stevens has held the position of president and CEO for five and a half years and positioned the Partnership as leader in economic development in the District. He will remain in his position until January 27, 2006.
“I feel that I am leaving the Partnership as a recognized and respected player in economic development and poised for even more accomplishments. It was a difficult decision to leave after investing so much time in the Partnership, but I really miss working on economic development projects and want to pursue that passion in the District. I am grateful to the dedicated board that gave me the opportunity to build this organization, and I am proud of what the Partnership team has accomplished over the past five and a half years,” says Stevens.
Among his many successes, Stevens led the Partnership to become the organizers of such essential retail attraction and business retention efforts as ICSC and DC Business Connections. He also moved the organization to new modern office space that is a showroom for the District’s robust economic development and renamed the organization to better reflect its mission in facilitating economic development in DC. He successfully achieved 501(c)(3) status, making it an independent organization and was the driving force behind the fundraising efforts for the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Stanley Jackson comments, “Michael Stevens will be greatly missed, as he was instrumental in moving the District from worst to first as a city to do business, live, work, and entertain. I wish him all the best.”