After an executive search, the ElevateEdgerton! board of directors is pleased to announce James Oltman, as the new president of ElevateEdgerton! beginning April 30.
“James is a proven economic development leader, and his experience complements this dynamic organization,” said Donald Roberts, ElevateEdgerton! Chairman and City of Edgerton Mayors. “He will be a strong asset as we continue to diversify the type of development and growth in Edgerton.”
Oltman has led and implemented successful project initiatives for a variety of county, city and public-private economic development organizations throughout the state of Kansas. Most recently, he served as executive director for Franklin County Development Council where he created and executed a local workforce program, marketing plan for an industrial park and a formal Business Retention and Expansion strategy.
“I look forward to the next chapter of economic development success in Edgerton,” Oltman said. “This community is different in that it encourages non-traditional economic development approaches to grow – and that’s what excites me.”
ElevateEdgerton! is located at the Learning & Career Center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) a partnership of NorthPoint Development, BNSF Railway, City of Edgerton, Johnson County Community College and Workforce Partnership.
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