GREDF Announces Leadership Transition Planning

Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF) board and staff to hosted a press conference announcing leadership transition planning in the coming months. The press conference was held on Thursday, February 18 at 10:30 AM in the John Wood Community College (JWCC) Presidents Conference Room, 1301 S. 48th St., Quincy, IL 62305.

Marcel Wagner, GREDF president, will be retiring at the end of 2021. Official announcement and succession planning steps was revealed at the press conference.

“Marcel Wagner has led GREDF for the past nine years,” states Mike Elbe, GREDF board chair and president of JWCC. “His impact on our community has been significant and will continue to be felt for years to come. We wish Marcel and Karen, his wife, the very best in their retirement….they deserve and have earned it.”

A job description and application process has been approved by the GREDF board of directors.

“It has been my privilege to serve the Quincy and Adams County Community as part of the GREDF Team since 2012,” expresses GREDF president Marcel Wagner. “During my time here, I have had the opportunity to work with dedicated and creative business and public leadership who are critical partners in economic development. Karen and I look forward to our next adventure.”