Executive Director Learning Lab

In August 2010, NADO held an executive director’s learning lab as part of our Annual Training Conference.   The purpose of the session was to take an inward look at how executive directors can better set, manage and achieve the goals of their organizations.

NADO Executive Director Matt Chase led the session with ‘observations from the road’ and insight into the business of regional councils. Click here to view the presentation slides from the event.

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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