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Reps. Tiberi, Stivers, and Beatty Congratulate Kenny McDonald, President and Chief Economic Officer of Columbus 2020

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Washington, June 9, 2016 | Olivia Hnat | comments
Congratulations, Kenny McDonald.
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WASHINGTON – Tuesday, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Kenny McDonald, the President and Chief Economic Officer of Columbus 2020, as one of the 19 private and public sector leaders appointed to the newly established U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC). IAC members will serve as advisors on how best to support U.S. economic growth through foreign direct investment.
On May 11, 2016, Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) sent a letter to Secretary Pritzker in support of McDonald’s application to IAC. 
“Since his arrival as President and CEO of Columbus 2020, Kenny has served as a primary leader for economic development and business attraction efforts for the 11-county Columbus Region,” the letter stated. “As a professional with over two decades of experience in economic development, and more importantly a history of bringing all the partners in economic development together, Kenny is ideally suited for this position.”
Today, in a joint statement, Tiberi, Stivers and Beatty said:
“Kenny McDonald has been an incredible leader for the Columbus region, and we are excited Secretary Pritzker selected him for the IAC. We are confident in his ability to serve the council and represent our city well.”
More information about the IAC can be found in the press release from the U.S. Department of Commerce by clicking here. The letter of support for McDonald can be found by clicking here.
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