The Maricopa Economic Development Alliance appointed Eric Wilkey and Andy Kroese to its Board of Directors. Returning from a year’s retirement is Bill Stacy of Electrical District No. 3.
Wilkey is president of Arizona Grain Inc., based in Casa Grande. He joined Arizona Grain in 1991, directing the merchandising and logistic activities for the company. Kroese is vice president and chief financial officer for Arizona Grain Inc. He joined the company in 2013 and is responsible for the company’s accounting and finance functions along with information technology and human resources. He will serve as an advisory director to the MEDA Board.
“Agriculture and agribusiness still play an out-sized role in our local and regional economy,” Mayor Christian Price said. “Having top executives from one of the most steadfast firms in this sector will help Maricopa capitalize on these critically important resources.”
Stacy previously served as MEDA’s chairman and CEO for eight years. In January, he assumed the position of interim general manager at ED3 while the firm searches for a new leader. He has been with the utility since 2008.
“My ties with Electrical District No. 3, the City of Maricopa and MEDA are deeply entrenched,” Stacy said. “It is a bona fide pleasure and honor to be this engaged in the community, and I am very proud to see the progress that has been made on the economic development front in Maricopa.”