The Clallam EDC has announced the addition of W.R. “Bill” Greenwood to its staff.
As the acting executive director, Greenwood will lead the daily activities of the EDC, including the coordination of the upcoming regional economic development planning efforts.
“Bill brings an invaluable degree of expertise to the organization, given his strong background and leadership throughout a diversity of industries,” said EDC board president Brian Kuh.
“Bill’s focus toward meaningful outcomes from our ongoing economic development efforts is exactly what our community needs.”
“I have loved the Clallam County community for over 30 years and have been looking for ways to help those in the area to flourish and grow,” said Greenwood. “I am driven to help the EDC bring capital and good advice to projects in our area while seeking to attract new businesses to the community who will be a source for substantial new job growth over the near and long term.”
Greenwood comes to the EDC as he continues to transition from his role as president of Windswept Capital, a Seattle investment banking firm, where he has been since 1996.
Previously, Greenwood served as chairman, president and CEO of Spider Staging Corporation, and is a graduate of Yale University and the Cornell Business School. Greenwood has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and he has been a successful manufacturing CEO in addition to crafting a long career in corporate finance and investment banking.
“I am extremely excited that Bill has decided to take the job as the executive director of the Clallam Economic Development Council,” said Randy Johnson, EDC treasurer and president of local timberland management firm, Green Crow.
“In my opinion, it is rare to find someone with Bill’s talents who has been a CEO of a very significant company, managed the difficult transitions required of investment bankers in dealing with company presidents, accountants, lawyers and bankers and yet provides a very real world understanding of what we in the business community need to be successful,” Johnson said.
“Bill is committed to the North Olympic Peninsula in delivering job growth through new businesses and the retention and expansion of our current successful business enterprises.”
Greenwood is married, has two grown children and has lived in Sequim since 1994. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, sailing, golf and a good book.