Staff

Garry Clark, Executive Director

Email: garry.clark@FremontEcoDev.org
Fremont Office: 402-753-8126
Omaha Office: 402-233-7141

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Garry joined the Greater Fremont Development Council in September 2017.  Prior to his GFDC role, Garry worked as the NIFA Opportunity Fund Manager out of the Omaha and Lincoln, NE offices and before that served as Cuming County Economic Development Director for 5 years in Northeast Nebraska.  Garry is a member of the National Rural Economic Developers Association and served as Northeast Development Network Chair.  Garry received his BA in Sociology from Dana College, Blair, N.E. and his Master of Science in Urban Studies/Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Although his Alma mater (Dana College) is no more, Garry was inducted into the Dana College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 2010. He holds 11 records (most ever in the school’s history) and was the first male National Champion for Dana College. Prior to his work in Nebraska, Clark started out as a City Planner-Mainstreet Manager and Economic Development Specialist in Florida and in Washington, D.C.

 

Barb Pierce, Director of Existing Business

 

Email: barb.pierce@FremontEcoDev.org
Fremont Office: 402-753-8126

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As Director of Existing Business, Barb assists in the planning and implementation of GFDC's economic development programming activities to retain, attract, and grow business and industry in Greater Fremont. Her specific responsibilities with business assistance, retention and expansion include regular visits with local business and industry, research, program knowledge and resource connecting through one-on-one assistance.

Barb graduated from Wayne State College and is a member of the 2012 class of Heartland Basic Economic Developers and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Fremont.  She is a member of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) and the Mid-America Economic Developers Council (MAEDC).

Therese Hoyle, Program Coordinator

Email: therese.hoyle@FremontEcoDev.org
Fremont Office: 402-753-8126