Chatham Economic Development Corporation Announces Resignation of Alyssa Byrd
PITTSBORO, NC – August 4, 2020 – Effective August 28, 2020, Alyssa Byrd will be resigning as president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
Byrd joined the EDC in 2011 as a communication specialist. In her nine and a half years with the organization, she took on increasing leadership roles, serving as the director of communication and strategic projects, interim president, and as of February 2019, president.
Byrd said, “It has been a privilege to serve the EDC and residents of Chatham County, and I’m really proud of the work that’s been done. Chatham County has incredible assets that will be transformative for the region.”
Byrd is joining the Town of Fuquay-Varina in Wake County as the economic development director.
“Alyssa has been a strong leader for the organization and in the community, and while we will miss her, we wish her the best with her new endeavor,” said Chatham EDC chair Jeff Wilson.
In her tenure as president, among many other notable accomplishments, Byrd recruited new industry to Chatham County, including Gilero in downtown Pittsboro and A.D. Tubi in Siler City, oversaw the continued development of Chatham’s industrial sites, increased the EDC’s capacity by expanding the staff, and led the organization through a strategic planning process.
The EDC Board of Directors has engaged the firm Creative Economic Development Consulting to conduct an executive search. Byrd will remain available to support the staff and Board through the transition period of selecting a new president.