Change in Staffing

Kathleen Norman, Executive Director

Carolyn Dunn, Strategic Projects Manager

After 10 years as the executive director of Stafford County Economic Development, Carolyn Dunn has decided to reduce her hours and role as additional professional opportunities have arisen. Carolyn will continue to assist with grant writing and carrying out projects as a part-time Strategic Projects Manager.

The board has promoted Kathleen Norman from her role as assistant director to executive director. Kathleen served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with EcoDevo in 2019 and returned in December 2020 as the assistant director. Her prior experience also includes serving as the executive director of a nonprofit in Concordia, Kan., starting her own nonprofit, and running six workforce development programs at a college.

“Carolyn has done an excellent job working with board members and the communities within Stafford County to build and promote economic development that is in line with the strategic vision of the board of directors. I am glad she has agreed to stay on and continue to contribute to the organization’s success by taking the role of Strategic Projects Manager,” said Alex Vosburgh, board president. “I have also been impressed with Kathleen’s initiative and collaborative skills and I look forward to where her leadership will take the organization.”

Stafford County Economic Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that strives to achieve local economic growth by supporting businesses, fostering employment opportunities, improving housing, and cultivating amenities that improve quality of life that encourage population growth.