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Atkinson to Leave R.I.; Position Available

July 25, 1997

Rob Atkinson, the executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, has announced his resignation. He has accepted a position with the Progressive Policy Institute, leading a new initiative on science and technology. As a result of his departure, the Council is seeking an executive director.

The Council is a non-profit corporation, co-chaired by the Governor and a business CEO, with a 19-member board from business, labor, higher education and government leadership of Rhode Island. The Council is equally funded by industry and the state. It provides objective, in-depth analysis of the state's economy; develops and implements creative strategies; recommends policies; and advises the Governor, Administration and General Assembly.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree; more than five years experience in economic development; policy research and analytical ability; demonstrated ability to build consensus, lead coalitions, and work with elected legislators; strong organization management skills; and, energetic approach.

Resumes, which will be considered until the position is filled, should be sent to: RIEPC, 15 Westminster St, Suite 615, Providence, RI 02903-2417.

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