George F. Siegle joins IDV Solutions as Director of Marketing: Lansing-based IDV Solutions has hired George F. Siegle as its director of marketing. In this role, his primary responsibility will be to reinforce and grow the company’s market presence as a leading developer of business intelligence and visualization software products. Siegle brings more than 20 years of strategy, marketing management, and product innovation expertise to IDV Solutions, including technology marketing experience at Deneba Software and Microsoft. His accomplishments include helping organizations develop winning corporate and marketing strategies, identify opportunities and launch new products, build brands, and engage their customers with dynamic and creative marketing campaigns. Siegle’s appointment comes as IDV Solutions launches Visual Command Center, a new software product that unites organizations’ security applications and devices into a consolidated, actionable view; as well as a major update to Visual Fusion, the business intelligence and visualization software technology underpinning VCC. IDV Solutions is a business intelligence software company committed to helping organizations gain more insight from data. By repeatedly solving key problems for customers in the Global 2000 and government, IDV and its products have earned a reputation for innovation, speed, and the highest quality user experience. For more information, please visit www.idvsolutions.com
International Economic Development Council Elects Spark CEO Krutko Vice Chair: The International Economic Development Council has elected Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark as vice chair of the board of directors. Krutko will complete his term as IEDC’s secretary-treasurer and will become vice chair in January 2012. In his role as vice chair, Krutko will serve on the governance committee of IEDC’s board of directors. The governance committee is charged with creating organizational strategies as well as developing best practices for IEDC member organizations. In addition to his work as vice chair, Krutko was named a Fellow Member in 2009 and was past chair of the Planning and Business Development Committee and Ethics Task Force. He also serves as working chair of the IEDC’s Economic Development Research Partnership. The International Economic Development Council is the premier membership organization dedicated to helping economic development professionals create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. Serving more than 4,500 members, IEDC represents the largest network of economic development professionals in the world. IEDC provides a diverse range of services, including conferences, certification, professional development, publications, research, advisory services and legislative tracking. More at www.IEDCOnline.org.