International Economic Development Council Announces Terrie Battuello as Vice Chair of the Education and Certification Advisory Committee

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13 Jan 2022


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has announced the roster of Economic Development leaders that will serve on the organization’s Education and Certification Advisory Committee in 2022. Terrie Battuello, Vice President of Economic Development, Economic Alliance Snohomish County (WA), will serve as Vice Chair on the Education and Certification Advisory Committee.

"We look forward to the service that this exceptional selection of professionals will bring in 2022,” said 2022 IEDC Board Chair and President and Executive Director of Work Rise, Urban Institute Todd Greene, CEcD, “I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish together going forward.” 

The IEDC Education and Certification Advisory Committee assists in the development of new CEcD exam content and provides input to help shape the relevancy and content of professional development courses, including advanced courses. The committee monitors complimentary and competitive education offerings by outside groups within the economic development industry. The work of this committee will include reviewing questionable CEcD applications in which the candidate's eligibility cannot be clearly determined by staff; disputed "failed" results of the CEcD exam; applications for level two re-certification credits; and applications for Basic Economic Development Course accreditation. The committee will oversee the Re-accreditation of Basic Economic Development Courses on a 3-year cycle. This Committee reports to the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee. Due to the nature of the content discussed and reviewed, this committee is open only to current CEcDs.

“The IEDC is the go-to trade organizations and is responsible for training and mentoring for economic developers across the country and internationally,” said Battuello. “It’s not only a pleasure to participate on this committee but, doing so, allows me to bring back to Snohomish County valuable insights and trends because of serving alongside practitioners and professors from jurisdictions and agencies of all kinds.”


About Terrie Battuello

As an economic developer, Terrie led major redevelopment efforts around Puget Sound for more than 30 years. She has also been an IEDC Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) since 2013. Terrie has served as officer for the International Council of Shopping Centers and contributed to redevelopment literature and as a certified instructor in more than a dozen states to teach accredited courses in economic development, she understands the forces that drive the redevelopment of urban spaces into vibrant and regionally significant projects. Terrie’s economic development practice centers around working with government agencies and private sector professionals in all aspects of industrial, retail, hospitality and multifamily development, and comprehensive land use and community planning. Also, her practice includes a broad range of economic development areas, including technology led strategies involving patent generation, workforce development, biomedical device and advanced manufacturing programs. As administrator of a state-designated zone of innovation, Terrie coordinated public and private partners to improve the business climate for scientific companies culminating in the development of a Center of Entrepreneurial Development for commercializing biomedical device technologies in partnership with universities and polytechnic colleges. Terrie has also served as a FEMA first responder working with business resilience functions under the US EDA most recently with the State of Florida and the US Virgin Islands.


About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 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.