Dyan Brasington, TU vice president for economic and community outreach, has been presented an honorary life member designation by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). IEDC is the world’s largest membership organization serving the economic development profession.
“The designation of Honorary Life Member is given by IEDC to an active or former member who has furthered the profession of economic development as a teacher or a source of inspiration to others in many communities,” said Ian Bromley, IEDC chair. “Ms. Brasington has been dedicated to our industry and has, without question, earned this designation.”
In her capacity as vice president for TU’s Division of Economic & Community Outreach, Brasington leads an initiative to create relationships and expand engagement opportunities for the University to meet the needs of community, private sector and government organizations, and to foster economic development in the region.
A certified economic developer since 1983, Brasington has more than 30 years experience in economic development, leading government and private sector development agencies at state, local and regional levels.
Brasington holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Florida State University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute, and serves as an instructor for the Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course. She is also a past president of the Maryland Economic Developers Association (MEDA), and has served two terms on the board of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve and on the board of directors of Leadership Maryland. Brasington currently serves on several other strategic boards which benefit the community. In the fall of 2007, Brasington was elected to serve on the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Board of Directors. In the fall of 2008, she was elected to serve on the IEDC Board of Directors.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. IEDC has more than 4,500 members across the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other nations.