CEO of ACEnet Resigns

The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks is looking for a new president and CEO as Angie Hawk is resigning next month to take another position. In a news release dated Tuesday, Hawk’s resignation was announced, which will be effective Sept. 19. Hawk has served as ACEnet’s president and CEO for nine years.

CEO of ACEnet Resigns“It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from ACEnet, but I have decided to accept an offer to join the BALLE organization as director of development,” Hawk stated in the news release. “The board, staff, and clients have been amazing to work with during my time with the organization, and I have the utmost confidence in their leadership and expertise to continue the organization’s successful trajectory.”

BALLE stands for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the organization is based out of Oakland, California. Hawk said she will be able to work remotely from Athens in her new position.

The ACEnet Board of Directors has launched a full search for Hawk’s replacement. Those interested in applying can find the position description at of ACEnet Resigns

“Angie has provided outstanding stewardship of ACEnet for nearly 10 years; we are immensely grateful to her dedication and wish her the best in her new position,” said ACEnet Board Chairwoman Tanya Conrath. “She leaves ACEnet in a strong financial position and with an exceptional leadership team in place.”

Conrath said as ACEnet continues to celebrate its 30th year, the board is “dedicated to finding its next leader with the right combination of passion, intellect, experience, integrity and vision to propel the organization into its next 30 years.”

ACEnet is a community based economic development organization serving the 32 counties in Appalachian Ohio.

By Sara Brumfield, Athens Messenger staff journalist; Twitter @SaraBmessenger

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