Friday June 15, 2012 0 commentsGREELEY - Eric Berglund, who has served as interim president of Upstate Colorado Economic
Development since October 2011, has been promoted to president and CEO of the organization.
Jeff Bedingfield, chair of Upstate's board of directors, announced Berglund's promotion today and said it took effect immediately.
Berglund, who took over as interim president following the departure of former president Larry Burkhardt, has also served as Upstate's vice president and CFO.
"Eric has been an integral part of Upstate Colorado Economic Development for more than three years and we congratulate him on his new position as president and CEO of the organization," Bedingfield said.
"We are certain he is the candidate to lead this organization - and the region - toward great success. The opportunities available in Weld County continue to point to increased job creation. We are very optimistic about the area's future and the opportunities to diversify our economic base. The Board is very appreciative of the support from our investors and community partners during this period of transition."
"I am inspired by the Board's confidence in me to continue the hard work and legacy of Upstate Colorado," Berglund said. "I am honored by the opportunity to lead this organization and help us drive new initiatives geared toward generating major investment in this region."
Upstate Colorado Economic Development was founded in 1987 as a public-private non-profit economic development corporation for Weld County.