Patrick Hoban chosen as new President/CEO

NORMAL - The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council (BNEDC) board of directors has unanimously selected Patrick Hoban as the organization’s next President/CEO. Hoban’s appointment is effective August 1, 2019.

“The search has been a long but deliberate process, and I couldn’t be prouder of the choice,” says John Hesse, BNEDC board chair. “Patrick has a very strong background in economic development and public-private partnerships, and he is intimately familiar with Central Illinois.”

Hoban has served as the economic development manager for the Village of Tinley Park since February 2017. Prior to his time there, he was Vice President of Business Development for the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County and later served as the economic development office for the City of Decatur. Hoban is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). He has more than 12 years’ experience in various economic development positions.

“We are very excited to introduce Patrick to the community as he leads our organization in partnership with our public and private investor partners,” says Hesse.

Former CEO Kyle Ham left the EDC on April 27, 2018. BNEDC Vice President Mike O’Grady served as interim CEO from May 2018 until June 28, 2019, when he retired from his role after seven years with the organization.

By: Zach Dietmeier

Published: July 12, 2019