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TBED People & Orgs

October 26, 2011

Jeffrey Brancato has recently joined NorTech as vice president. Prior to joining NorTech, Brancato was the associate vice president for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts.

Randal Charlton has announced his retirement as executive director of TechTown, the Wayne State University research and technology park. Leslie Smith, the general manager of TechTown has been appointed to fill the position beginning Nov. 1.

Martin Briley has been named CEO and president of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Since 1997, Briley has been executive director of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

Richard Baier, Nebraska's Department of Economic Development director plans to step down at the end of Oct. to take an executive-level position with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval named Steve Hill as the interim executive director of the new Office of Economic Development within the governor's office. Hill is a former chair of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Virginiapeople