Klothen was appointed in 2009 to head the $105 million program.
According to Phillyburbs.com, Kenneth L. Klothen, director of economic development for Montgomery County is stepping down effective tomorrow. “The combined aspects of my life made it advisable for me to leave,” Klothen told Phillyburbs.com. Klothen was hired in 2009 to head up the seven-year, $105 million economic development program created by then commissioners James Matthews and Joe Hoeffel. According to Phillyburbs.com, Castor voted against the program saying the county couldn't afford the $5 million-a-year seed money called for in the first five years of the program. During last year's fiscal crisis, Klothen had volunteered to cut his annual salary in half (from $131,454 to $78,872) and work part time. Now Klothen is leaving to work …
Steven Bamford -- who has over 20 years of economic development experience in local government -- starts next week.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
From Pottstown Manager Jason Bobst: Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. appointed Steven Bamford as its new executive director. Bamford’s first day will be November 10, 2011. A resident of Lansdale, Bamford has over 20 years of economic development experience in local government as well as the private sector – since February 2010, he has been Co-Owner/Vice President of TCB Marketing, a results-oriented marketing, media and management consulting firm. Additionally, Bamford served as a Manager, then Senior Manager, at Ernst and Young from 2002 to 2010. At Ernst and Young, Bamford was responsible for assisting Fortune 1000 and middle market clients making investment and location decisions in the US and abroad by identifying, …