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EDCO Welcomes Don Myll As New Bend Area Director

EDCO logo, Mount Bachelor landscape


BEND, OR (May 5, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Don Myll as Bend Area Director, effective immediately.  

In his role, Don is responsible for supporting EDCO’s mission of creating a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle-class jobs in Central Oregon. His focus will be on guiding employers outside the region through the relocation process of moving to Bend and working closely with existing local traded sector companies to help them grow and expand while supporting the broad range of industries that comprise the backbone of the Central Oregon economy. 

Throughout Don’s career, he’s helped lead successful venture capital, private equity and public healthcare companies as both CFO and CEO including Correctional Medical Group Companies, Vericare, ImplediMed, Ambit Biosciences, AMN Healthcare Services, and Daou Systems. He’s worked in companies ranging from startups with virtually no initial revenue to those with nationwide operations and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, guiding both finance and corporate support.

“Don brings great C-level financial and business leadership experience to the role, which we think is perfect timing given our current economic climate,” said EDCO’s CEO Roger Lee. “He has been busy in his first weeks on the job reaching out individually to more than 150 companies to discuss how the current economic situation is impacting them and ways we can help.” 

EDCO would like to thank BBSI, spearheaded by Area Manager Eric Strobel and Recruiter Kat Gardner, who conducted the professional search for the Bend Area Director position. A hiring committee representing different community partners and business perspectives participated on the hiring panel. 

About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)
EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon by: recruiting new employers to move to the region; helping entrepreneurs start new, scalable businesses; and working with businesses already located here to grow their operations. For more information, visit www.edcoinfo.com.    

About BBSI
BBSI started as a staffing company in 1972 and evolved into a Professional Employer Organization. Over time, we saw that we could make a much bigger impact for our clients by facilitating different conversations with business owners. Helping them see what they couldn’t see before is what drives us. So, we changed the way we do business. Today, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with business owners and are relentless in our pursuit of their success. For more information, visit https://mybbsi.com/. 

We’re Hiring – Bend Area Director

EDCO Hiring Central Oregon

**This position has been filled.**

Make a significant impact within the Central Oregon Business community by joining Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) as the Bend Area Director. This role is the business retention and expansion (BRE) and recruitment specialist for the Bend Area. Directly responsible for working with the City of Bend and specifically with the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB) this role will be outward-facing in the community in sharing how EDCO benefits our region as a whole.  With equal parts strategic and tactical/administrative, we are seeking a roll-up-your-sleeves, no-task is too big (or too small) partner to truly make an impact within the Central Oregon business community.

Here are a few key goals for you in this position:

  • Coordinate & perform outreach to the 600+ traded-sector businesses within Bend and nearby unincorporated areas.
  • Play a part in strengthening and diversifying our economy by recruiting and retaining businesses that represent a wide array of industries.
  • Advocate for business needs with the City & Deschutes County staff, elected officials and funding agencies.
  • Represent EDCO on the BEDAB and work closely with the City Economic Development Department.
  • Flourish as part of a small, cohesive, talented, passionate, and accountable team of professionals.

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references with the subject line “Bend Area Director EDCO” to our recruiter: [email protected]. In your cover letter, please describe why you think you could be the person for this job and what you’ve accomplished in your career that closely relates to this role.

For the complete job description, click here.