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    North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation / North Platte, Nebraska

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS CONFERENCE 1:30pm, 9/1/2015 Chamber Office
    North Platte, Nebraska / September 1, 2015 --- With heartfelt gratitude, the Board of Directors of the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation announced today the launch of a search for a new CEO. Dan Mauk, current CEO of the Organization, has informed the Board of his plans to step down. Mauk plans to move to Eastern Nebraska to be closer to family and seek another challenging position. Mauk will continue as the CEO of the Chamber/Devco until a replacement is selected and the transition is completed. Mauk will also assist in the search process for a new CEO. He plans to depart in early 2016. Mauk has shown tremendous dedication to North Platte during his tenure at the Chamber/Devco and has worked with the Board to establish a transition strategy to maximize the continuation of Economic Development Efforts and Chamber Member Services. He and his wife Linda have been an active part of the North Platte community. Mauk holds positions on the Nebraska State Chamber Board, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives,the Golden Spike Tower and North Platte Housing Authority Boards, and is a member of the North Platte Noon Rotary Club.
    The Chamber/Devco was reorganized on April 1, 2008, when the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of North Platte (DEVCO) were merged. Mauk was hired in 2009 as the first CEO of the merged organization. Dan has worked to successfully implement the intentions of the merger.
    During Mauk's tenure, Chamber/Devco has provided direct assistance to projects that total more than $65 Million in investment. North Platte and Lincoln County saw strong economic growth despite a serious national recession. Mauk led the Chamber/Devco's support of the Greenbrier Rail Services that brought several dozen new jobs to Hershey, NE along with more than $23 million in new investment. The most recent Chamber/DEVCO project was the successful partnership with the City of North Platte on the "Shot in the Arm" housing program. The program provided an incentive for builders to develop new workforce housing for the community. To date, six duplexes and 35 new single family homes have been approved for construction. The Chamber/Devco continues to progress the development of the Industrial Park, as evidenced by new Fed-Ex project.
    Chamber/Devco Board Chair, Ty Lucas, stated "Due to Dan's aspirations for a successful transition, he provided us with ample lead time and a devoted willingness to orient his successor.  Dan's commitment to a smooth transition is crucial to ensuring that Staffing, Economic Development and Member Services continue without interruption. Dan's leadership was a key factor in the implementation of the merger and creation of the bright outlook for this organization. The Board believes this transition will provide the next CEO a unique opportunity to continue the mission of increased economic develop efforts while serving local business members. The Board of Directors sincerely thanks Dan Mauk for his service to North Platte and his commitment to a fluid transition."
    Potential candidates for the CEO position can find job details at the Chamber website at www .nparea.com.
    Questions regarding this press release can be addressed at the Press Conference at 1:30pm on September 1st at the Chamber Office.   Or, contact Ty Lucas, Board Chair at {308) 534-2875 or Tlucas@ nlnb.com.
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