Arlington Economic Development Corporation Announces New Executive Director
By Arlington Economic Development Corporation
Posted on December 01, 2021, December 01, 2021

The Arlington Economic Development Corporation names Broderick Green as its new Executive Director.

The Arlington Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) announced that after an extensive national search with executive search firm, The PACE Group, the organization has named Broderick Green as the AEDC’s new Executive Director. He will begin on December 15, 2021.

"Broderick’s credentials, experience and personality make him an excellent leader for economic development in Arlington,” said Arlington City Manager Trey Yelverton. "He has demonstrated success in all facets of economic development, business development and community leadership. We are very excited to have someone of his ability leading AEDC. I am confident he will bring innovation and strategic direction that will be a true asset in the continued development of the Arlington economy.”

Green has more than 13 years of experience in economic development and leaves his position as Senior Manager of Economic Development for Amazon in Washington, D.C. in his move to Arlington. Prior to his time at Amazon, he led the business development efforts for the JAXUSA Partnership in Jacksonville, Florida.

"I’m incredibly excited to lead this new Economic Development Corporation." said Green. "My passion for local economic development was sparked early in my career while rebuilding communities torn apart by natural disaster. Everything I have done since then has prepared me for this unique opportunity to get back to what I love most - serving people. I’ve been fortunate to experience the energy of this community and share the conviction that Arlington is The American Dream City."

Green obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of New Orleans and is a graduate of University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. He has been recognized by multiple economic development organizations for his innovation and impact on economic development including, Development Counsellors International’s (DCI) Rising 40 under 40 Star in Economic Development and Consultant Connect’s North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers List. In addition, he has received several recognitions for his work and impact in the communities he has served.

"The foundation here is solid, but my immediate goals are to build AEDCs direction and work quickly to expand on recent successes. I’m ready to hit the ground running and look forward to partnering with local leadership to showcase Arlington’s strengths as a place to establish or expand a business."

Earlier this year, The City of Arlington and AEDC’s Board contracted with The PACE Group to launch its national search for the organization’s first Executive Director. As part of the process, the group spent a substantial amount of time with City leadership to understand AEDC’s focus for its search and evaluation efforts.

"It has been my privilege over the past several months to work with the highly dedicated committee of AEDC board members and community leaders in leading a rigorous and efficient selection process,” said Michael Jacobson, the AEDC Board Chairman and President of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce. “Broderick not only meets our expectations but exceeds them. The economic future of Arlington is in good hands.”

About AEDC

AEDC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit business and industry, help local companies grow and generate quality job opportunities throughout the Arlington metro area. AEDC aids new businesses considering the area for expansion and new investment. AEDC also provides retention and expansion assistance to existing industry.

About The PACE Group 

The PACE Group is a leading executive search firm, specializing in recruiting executive leadership for economic development organizations and governments across the United States. For more information, please visit thepacegroup.com.

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