Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) Executive Director Lisa Nisenfeld announced this afternoon that she will leave the Vancouver-based economic development organization for a lead position with the Oregon Employment Department.
Nisenfeld has led the CREDC for the past two years, and in a press release said that she was not actively looking to leave Southwest Washington.
“A representative from [Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s] office talked with me several times and I was ultimately convinced that this position would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me,” she said.
CREDC Board Chair Bill Dudley said of Nisenfeld’s time with the organization, “In her two years with the CREDC, Lisa has brought significant improvement to our organizational operations. She understands the importance of successful economic development and helped us make great strides in executing the Clark County Economic Development Plan.”
Nisenfeld’s resignation is effective September 30, 2013.