City of Eau Claire Announces New Economic Development Manager
Posted: November 16, 2018
Mr. White started his career as a Logistics Coordinator/Grain Merchant with Cargill from 2000 - 2008. From 2008 – 2011, he worked as the Director of Business Retention and Expansion with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, in Salina, Kansas. Since 2011, Mr. White has served as Executive Director of the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development in Hays, Kansas where he worked with manufacturing/commercial/retail facilities, as well as the City of Hays, on issues related to new development areas, in-fill development, infrastructure improvements, and workforce training.
City Manager Dale Peters said “I’m very pleased with the results of our recruitment process. Aaron is a competent and dedicated professional, and will serve the community very well as Economic Development Manager.”
Mr. White has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan University, a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Psychology from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Aaron and his wife Jani have been married for 20+ years and have two adult daughters (one resides in the Madison area; the other resides in Kansas).
Mr. White will succeed Mike Schatz, who recently retired after 33 years of dedicated service to the City of Eau Claire as Economic Development Manager.
Mr. White will start Monday, December 10, 2018.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Victoria Seltun, Eau Claire Human Resources Director, at 715-839-4921.