The former president and CEO of a Kansas City non-profit plans to soon join Prince William County as the county’s new economic development director, the county announced Monday.
Jeffrey A. Kaczmarek was the previous head of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, where he worked from 2005 to 2011, according to a news release. The organization sought to provide businesses with tools and expertise in order to relocate to the city, according to its Web site.
Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) cited Kaczmarek’s “proven track record” in being offered the position. He will take over for former economic development director Martin Briley, who took a job last year at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
Kaczmarek oversaw a $4 million budget and 30 employees, according to the news release, while helping to bring in around 135 projects with $2.1 billion in private sector investment. He helped lead a marketing effort that branded Kansas City “America’s Creative Crossroads,” the news release said.
He previously worked for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and a similar organization in Oakland County, Mich.
Prince William has allocated $190,000 for Kaczmarek’s salary, said county spokesman Jason Grant.
He plans to start the new position April 2.