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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

New Economic Development Corporation

Wanted – Executive Director


The Town of Hilton Head Island Economic Development Corporation is looking for a dynamic, experienced economic development leader who will be solely focused on attracting appropriate new business to Hilton Head Island, as well as supporting existing businesses in their growth and development efforts. This newly created position provides an exciting opportunity to promote and demonstrate Hilton Head Island as an extraordinary location for conducting business, in addition to being a premiere vacation and retirement destination.


With more than 40,000 full-time residents and over 2.5 million annual visitors. Hilton Head Island boasts an internationally recognized brand, known for its unprecedented natural resources. The economic development leader must harness the power of the HHI brand to promote and enhance business development and job creation on the Island, ultimately expanding the tax base for the benefit of all HHI residents and guests. The ideal candidate will thrive in the unique collaborative environment that exists between the Economic Development Corporation of Hilton Head Island, the Town of Hilton Head Island Staff, and other local and regional economic partners throughout the state. Resources from each of these entities will provide support for this endeavor.


Candidate will report to newly created Board of Directors of 7 community leaders.


Skills required:


1. Creativity

2. Innovative

3. Stick-to-itiveness

4. Must have done a start up ED/Business operation

5. Redevelopment experience

6. Job creator

7. Political Savvy



Please send resume and cover letter and salary history to Sara Massana and to John Lovorn at Interested candidates are encouraged to apply no later than June 30, 2014. More information is available upon request.