Ivy Owen has left his position as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Arkansas.
Since 2007, under Owen’s leadership, more than 2,600 new jobs were created, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education was established at Fort Chaffee, 17 headquarters have moved into the area, and 29 residential neighborhoods opened, according to local reports.
“Ivy has made a tremendous impact on the entire base redevelopment community,” said Russell DeSalvo, a member of the ADC board of directors and president and CEO of PuebloPlex. “His quick wit, charm and willingness to help others navigate the complex redevelopment process are an asset to ADC.”
Owen was the recipient of the 2017 John Lynch Redevelopment Leadership Award from ADC.