Choose DuPage Hires New President

Lisle, Ill. (March 28, 2011) – Choose DuPage announces Gregory M. Bedalov of Downers Grove, Ill., as its new President. “I’m looking forward to my position with Choose DuPage,” Bedalov said. “It represents a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the private sector and the municipalities within DuPage County, as well as county and state officials, in a concentrated effort to enhance the economic well-being of the region.” Choose DuPage serves to strengthen DuPage County’s business environment by stimulating business investment and opportunity within both the public and private sectors. “Greg’s role as President of Choose DuPage is to expand and diversify DuPage County’s economy,” said Choose DuPage Private Sector Co-Chair Jim Sheehan. “His experience gives him the tools he needs to drive the mission of Choose DuPage and succeed in this position.” Bedalov graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987. After graduation, Bedalov gained years of leadership and management experience—most notably during his time as president of the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation and director of global business development and North American sales and marketing manager for Pulsafeeder, Incorporated. As President, Bedalov will be responsible for a host of duties—namely developing, planning and implementing strategies to promote DuPage County as an ideal business and industry location. He will also be in charge of client management, partner networking and effectively working with the 39 distinct communities within DuPage County. “Greg is the kind of dedicated, energetic leader we need to help boost economic opportunities in DuPage County and partner with local officials to attract new businesses to our county,” said DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin. “This is a competitive environment as every county seeks to attract new employers and create new jobs. I believe Greg will fully embrace this challenge and think of new, creative ways to enhance economic development in DuPage County. I look forward to working with him on this important and essential effort.” “Congratulations to Greg Bedalov on his new position,” said Downers Grove Mayor Ron Sandack. “We wish Greg well in his new endeavors and the village looks forward to continuing to work with Choose DuPage.” Bedalov lives in Downers Grove with his wife and three daughters. For more information or with any questions, please contact Kathleen Gutierrez at or 630-955-2090. Choose DuPage: Choose DuPage is a public/private nonprofit countywide economic development organization that promotes DuPage County as a premiere business location. In the face of regional and global competition for business investment, Choose DuPage has championed critical and visionary leadership from the public and private sectors of DuPage County partnering with the 39 communities to:
  • Support local municipal economic development initiatives
  • Grow, retain and attract businesses
  • Address policy issues critical to the needs of business
  • Leverage assets and partnerships
  • Connect with state, regional and local public resources
  • Promote a coordinated marketing message and county identity
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