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Michael Olivier, CEcD Receives Honorary Life Member Status from the International Economic Development Council


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September 18, 2017                                                                    

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept 18, 2017) – Michael Olivier, CEcD, CEO, Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. received Honorary Life Member status from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at a recognition dinner on Monday, Sept. 18, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 - 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Honorary Awards Committee, congratulations to Michael Olivier. His outstanding achievements, hard work and dedicated service to the profession goes above and beyond to improve the quality of life for others.” - Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair
Honorary Life Member (HLM) status is conferred upon active and long standing IEDC members for their lifelong commitment to excellence in economic development.
Since 2009, Michael Olivier, CEcD has lead the Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development. He served as Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development to Governor Kathleen Blanco from 2004 to 2008. Michael served as the 2015 President of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, President of the Southern Economic Development Council, and a 10-year board member and officer of the American Economic Development Council to which he was named a Fellow Member. The International Economic Development Council named him as the 2006 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Economic Development and is honored to present its Honorary Life Member status to Michael Olivier, CEcD.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,700 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.


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