The Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) has announced the appointment of Vincent Killen, as the new executive director effective February 11.
Killen is a strategic economic development and financial services professional with more than 25 years of experience in a range of areas including finance, banking, project management and government investment strategies for entrepreneurs.
Since 2012, the KLCFDC has worked closely with Killen during his tenure as the executive director of the Community Futures Eastern Ontario Network and as the program manager for the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment and Innovation (SOFII).
He understands the dynamics and vision of the KLCFDC, according to a press release, and has extensive knowledge and expertise in creating opportunities within communities and across multiple business sectors.
“On behalf of the board of directors, we are thrilled to be moving the organization forward under new leadership. With the support of FedDev Ontario, it is an exciting time of growth for our business community and entrepreneurs.” says Jill Quast, chair of the KLCFDC board of directors.
Born and raised in Peterborough, Vince attended Trent University and has always given back to the community. He is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoys hiking and kayaking and enjoys spending time with his family.
“I look forward to working with the board of directors and staff of the KLCFDC, along with our local community stakeholders and partners to enhance and elevate the terrific work that has been done at the KLCFDC for many years. As we move into a new ‘innovation economy’ we look forward to working with our government partners to deliver new initiatives, spur growth, help entrepreneurs and small business owners scale their businesses, realize their dreams and contribute to our local economic prosperity,” says Killen.