The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry announced the hiring of Terry Besner as its new Economic Development and Communications Officer.
Besner will bring to the Counties expertise in economic development services, having held positions previously in both the public and private sector.
“We are pleased that Terry has made the decision to join our team at the Counties,” said CAO Tim Simpson. “We interviewed a series of highly qualified candidates, but we were particularly impressed by Terry’s credentials and what she would bring to the table.”
In October, Counties Council made the decision to deliver economic development services internally after over a decade of being delivered through the SD&G Community Futures Development Corporation.
“It was a large undertaking to bring economic development in-house, but one that Council fully supported. I look forward to working with Ms. Besner,” said Warden Bill McGimpsey.
Besner at one time worked for the SD&G CFDC as projects manager.
Besner will be responsible for spearheading various economic development initiatives in partnership with local municipalities, as well as the implementation of the Counties’ corporate communications strategy. She will assume her new position Jan. 8, 2013.