St. Louis economic development organization names interim CEO

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP) board announced has named Rodney Crim interim chief executive officer. He is replacing Sheila Sweeney.

Since the organization combined in 2013, SLEDP has played a role in expansion and growth of the St. Louis region, supporting efforts to attract and retain businesses in an effective way. From 2015-2018 more than $4.5 billion has been directly invested in projects in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Crim is the current president of SLEDP. As interim chief executive officer, he will help the board to conduct a thorough review of the organization’s operations and structure to determine the structure and leadership to most effectively fulfil the mission of the organization.

There will be a national search for a permanent chief executive officer.