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July 14, 2010

Andre Pettigrew, the director of the Denver Office of Economic Development, will become the first executive director of Climate Prosperity Inc., a Washington, D.C., climate-change think tank. LaCharles Keesee, the city's deputy chief financial officer, will assume an interim role as head of the city's economic development department until a final replacement is named.

The Ohio Development of Department has named Karen Shauri director of the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio.

Terri Shelton, director of the University of North Carolina Greensboro Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships has been named the vice chancellor for research and economic development.

Leslie Wisner-Lynch has been named interim president and CEO of the Tennessee Technology Development Corp. The appointment, which is for a one-year period, follows the recent resignation of former TTDC president and CEO Eric Cromwell.

Steve Zimmer has been appointed executive director of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC. He succeeds retiring USCAR executive director Don Walkowicz.

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