ST. LOUIS – The EDC Business & Community Partners in St. Charles County has named Jim Curran to its board of directors. Curran is executive vice president of the Electrical Connection, and has more than 30 years of experience in economic development. The Electrical Connection is a labor-management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
The IBEW/NECA partnership has been a key sponsor of the EDC’s economic and community strategy initiatives including a partnership for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) honoring students in local high schools. In addition, Curran orchestrates the Electrical Connection’s STEM education partnerships with the FIRST Robotics, the Saint Louis Science Center, Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club and more.
Curran develops business opportunities for IBEW/NECA statewide by working with organizations advancing Missouri’s economic development, energy and technology needs. He is board secretary for the Hawthorn Foundation and also serves its executive committee. Curran is also vice chair and executive committee member for the Missouri Energy Initiative, which sets energy policy for the state. In addition, Curran’s board service includes the Missouri Partnership, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – Gateway Chapter, the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Chapter (USGBC), Univerdant Sustainability Network, LLC, the Construction Forum Education Foundation STEM Committee, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber Energy and Environmental Committee.
Led by its 10-person board, the EDC fosters growth of business in St. Charles County. For more information, visit www.edcscc.com.