CEcD Profile: Kelly Violette

Kelly Violette, CEcD Executive Director Tomball (Texas) Economic Development Corporation   Past Community: Riverside, CA CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: June 2017 Time to CEcD: 6 years What most surprised you about…

CEcD Profile: Jenny Mizutowicz

Jenny Mizutowicz, CEcD Economic Development Manager City of Carrollton, Texas   Past Community: Richardson Economic Development Partnership CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: January 2016 Time to CEcD: 5 years What…

CEcD Profile: Ashton Allison

Ashton Allison, CEcD Consultant TIP Strategies   Past Community: Amarillo EDC CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: October 2014 Time to CEcD: 4 years What most surprised you about the certification process: I'll have…

About That Basic Economic Development Class

 Ashton Ghaemi, Director of Research & Marketing at the Sherman, Texas Economic Development Corporation, has recently begun the required coursework for her Economic Development Certification. She shares with readers a description and her…

CEcD Profile: Tracy Garcia

Tracy Garcia, CEcD Economic Development Manager Visit Central Florida & Polk County Sports Marketing   Past Community: Central Florida Development Council CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: January 2016 Time to CEcD: 3…

Economic Development Certification Checklist

There are many requirements to fulfill while preparing to take the Economic Development Certification exam. In addition to the mandatory experience and classes there are also two avenues (IEDC or OU EDI) in which to complete this coursework,…

CEcD Profile: Ray Dunlap

Ray Dunlap Economic Development Manager Town of Fairview   Past Community: N/A CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: To be Certified... Time to CEcD: N/A Can you tell us why you chose to go the IEDC classes route, versus…

CEcD Profile: Shawn Kirkpatrick

Shawn Kirkpatrick, CEcD Executive Director Bastrop, TX EDC   Past Community: Levelland EDC CEcD Coursework: OU EDI CEcD Since: December 2016 Time to CEcD: 5 years What most surprised you about the certification process: It…

Passing the CEcD Exam: Five P's in Five Minutes

We all know that the CEcD Exam is challenging. With a 33% average pass rate, we all could use as much advice as we can accumulate. Guest blogger Ashton Allison, CEcD, a Consultant at TIP Strategies, shares how to best prepare for the exam. The…