Tuesday, June 30, 2009

McCoy Quits Job; Will Run Again

He didn't get to do the zoo. But he will will get to do his own thing. Matt McCoy announced today he will leave the Downtown Community Alliance in Des Moines to start his own consulting company. McCoy had been among the names mentioned to head the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines that ended up going to Dewey Ford's former President/CEO Mark Vukovich. Today, McCoy also announced he will run to keep his state senate seat. Here's the release.

Des Moines, Iowa (June 30, 2009) -- Matt McCoy announced today that he will leave his position with the Downtown Community Alliance effective July 1, 2009. McCoy joined the Alliance in 2003 and served as Vice-President of Community Development.

McCoy is launching Resource Development Consultants (RDC), a firm specializing in fundraising, training, organizational development and retained executive search. McCoy will bring on associate, Dr. Jim Ferguson who has an extensive background in education, training and fundraising. “Establishing RDC is exciting because it fulfills my dream to have a business that culminates my professional background and experiences. I have been talking with a number of organizations and I am pleased with how we are being received,” said McCoy. “Working for the Downtown Community Alliance and promoting economic development in Downtown Des Moines has been a rewarding privilege. This is a particularly eventful time for the City with the amount of new stimulus money designated by the Iowa Legislature for this area.” Resource Development Consultants will be located in Des Moines’ East Village at 305 E. Court Avenue.

Martha Willits, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership added, “We are obviously sorry that Matt will be leaving our organization but excited that he will have the opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream of owning his own business.”
Prior to his work for the Alliance, McCoy served as vice president of community development and human resource director for Ruan Transportation.

In addition, McCoy announced he will run for re-election to the Iowa Senate in 2010. Senator McCoy represents District 31, the south and west sides of Des Moines. He has served two terms in the Iowa House and is completing his fourth term in the Iowa Senate. McCoy serves as Chair of Transportation Capital Budget Appropriations, Vice Chair of Appropriations, and Vice Chair of Ways and Means.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He actually never was a candidate nor was he interested in the Zoo job...just for the record.