In September 2017 Mr. Chase was named National Sales Manager for ProTrackPlus, a software program used by economic development organizations to track active projects, manage contacts and report activities. The tool measures the overall success of an economic development program and provides customized dashboards to maximize communication with stakeholders. In August 2015 Mr. Chase became the President and CEO of the Hutto Economic Development Corporation (HEDC). Hutto is a community in the north Austin/Round Rock MSA and is charged with accelerating the growth of export industries and thereby increase the non-residential tax base. In February of 2013 Mr. Chase was named President of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition. In assuming this new role he managed the strategic direction for retention, recruitment, and expansion for the 637,989 population MSA and marketing for a nine county region in South Central Kansas. In May 2001 Mr. Chase was named President and CEO of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry after having served as its Vice President of Economic Development since 1999. The Chamber provides economic development, workforce development, military affairs, and community-wide marketing services for the City. In May 1988 Mr. Chase became the first Executive Director of the Dixon Industrial Development Association (DIDA) located in Dixon, Illinois. The DIDA was a countywide organization charged with building wealth throughout Lee County, Illinois. Prior to his career in economic development Mr. Chase worked in retail for twelve years as manager of three full-line department stores, and served four years in the U. S. Navy repairing and maintaining aircraft ground support equipment. Mr. Chase has been a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) since 1988 concluding three terms on their Board of Directors in 2017. He has also participated in the Economic Development Research Partnership (EDRP) a sub-group of IEDC and Co-chaired the Metric project in 2014 titled “Making it Count” and Chaired the “Incentives in the 21st Century” project published in 2015. Past Involvements: Mr. Chase has been active on the Boards of EDOs, chambers of commerce in Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Texas. He is a past Dean for the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and has been on staff for over 20 years as an instructor and mentor. In April of 1993, he received the first “Outstanding New Economic Developer” award given by the American Economic Development Council (AEDC). He acquired his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) in 1994 and in May of 2001 Mr. Chase was named a Fellow Member (FM) of the IEDC for his work in the field of training and education related to economic. Mr. Chase is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and author on the topics of economic development metrics, community development, strategic planning, infrastructure, sales, and marketing.