CCDC Names Cathy Garland as the New President/CEO
On April 5, 2013 The Board of Directors Community Capital Development Corporation named Cathy Garland as the new President/CEO filling the position of Brad Shimp who is retiring April 30th after 20 years at CCDC. Shimp announced to the Board last year that he would be leaving in April of 2013 to pursue other interests. (see below) Cathy assumed the position as of May 1st.
Cathy has been with CCDC since October of 1996 and has been Vice President for the past 12 years. Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position as CCDCs second in command and loan closing officer. She has closed over $150 in SBA and State loans, handled Human Resource duties, and assisted with budgets, employee evaluations and hiring. Previously Cathy was the Closing Officer for Commonwealth/ Central City Title Agency, a division of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease.
"We are pleased that Cathy will fill this role and take CCDC into the future. Her knowledge of the industry and the organization will assure that the transition to new leadership will be smooth and seamless. Her experience will give CCDC the leadership to expand and grow." Cathy is only the fourth person to lead CCDC since it's founding in 1981. Bob Millikin was the first director, followed by Mark Barbash, and then Brad Shimp.
A Message from Brad Shimp, President/CEO
I want to share some news with all of you. Early in 2012 I told our Board that I would be leaving CCDC around the time of my 62nd birthday. I chose that date as it marked my 20th year at CCDC and I felt that it would be a good time to do something different, to stretch, to explore and to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Well, that time is arriving in about four months and it is time to help support a smooth transition to new leadership.
This is bittersweet for me. I have absolutely enjoyed my 20 years at CCDC. I’ve learned a lot, helped guide CCDC through tremendous changes in the industry, had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented colleagues, and, admittedly, made a few mistakes. I’ve made friends that I hope will last a lifetime and I hope I have helped some people and businesses along the way.
I don’t see this so much as an end but a new beginning for myself and for CCDC. I am only the third director since 1981 and with each new director there have been changes. That is always good. A lot has changed in CCDC’s 32 year history but through everything CCDC remains a preeminent economic development force in Ohio. I am proud to have been a small part of that history and am thankful for the outstanding leadership and opportunity the CCDC Board has given me, as well as, the support and guidance provided by volunteers in the business and banking community to carry out our economic development mission.
Over the next few months I will be assisting the Board and staff transition to a new President and will continue to support the new leadership in whatever way I can. Thank you for all of your support and friendship through the years. I look forward to talking with you soon.
CCDC Names Columbus First Bank Bank of the Year at FY 2012 Annual Meeting
The Board of Directors and Members of CCDC met on February 8, 2013 CCDC's Annual meeting. At the end of the meeting CCDC honored Columbus First Bank with the Bank of the Year Award for their outstanding support of CCDC and for bringing the largest dollar volume of projects. In addition Tim Norris, Vice President, Columbus First was recoginized as Lender of the Year. Tim brought in the hightest number of projects and has been an active member of the Columbus Loan Review Committee. Tim accepted both awards at the Annual meeting. CCDC wants to thank Columbus First and the 26 other banks that we partnered with in FY 2012.
Four New Board Members Added to the Board of Directors at CCDC Annual Meeting
In addition to the current Board of Directors, the membership elected four new members. They include Gordon Gough, Executive Vice President of The Council of Retail Mercahnts; Mary Ann Potter Lewis, Vice President at First Bexley Bank; Rose Roman, Vice President at Commmerc National Bank; and Curtiss Williams, Assistant Director at the Central Ohio Community Improvment Corporation.
Scott MacDonald Elected New Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors elected Scott MacDonald, Champaign Bank, as the new Chairman of the Board of CCDC. Scott replaces Jerry Whittington who served a successful and productive three years as the Chair. Jerry will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chair. CCDC thanks Jerry for his service and looks forward to Scott's leadership in the coming year.
In addition to Scott, Patrick Henthorne was elected first Vice Chair, Fil Line as Second Vice Chair, Jack Beeler as Secretary, Tom Markworth as Assistant Secretary, George McCloy as Treasurer, and Ken Barton as Assistant Treasurer.
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