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Our goal is to enhance the economic prosperity and quality of life for the greater Ridgecrest area. We believe that economic development is the key to enriching the businesses in our community and the lives of our citizens.
Our Executive Director brings experience and knowledge about economic opportunity and community development. Our Board of Directors includes influential members of all different industries throughout the Indian Wells Valley.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we have the privilege to work closely with our members and community partners working towards a common goal in economic development.
We have the motivation to seize the available opportunities and make a difference in the community. Want to help us? Contact us today!
Mr. Scott O’Neil is currently the Executive Director of the Indian Wells Valley Economic Development Corporation. He is also the proprietor of S. M. O’Neil Consulting, LLC. He retired from U.S. Government civilian service January 2016 after working for the Navy for 43 years. Immediately following his retirement he worked a year for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition developing policy for rapid prototyping and rapid acquisition. He served as a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee, an independent civilian scientific advisory group dedicated to providing senior Navy leadership objective analyses in the areas of science, research and development. For the decade prior to his retirement Mr. O’Neil served as Executive Director and Director for Research and Engineering of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. Mr. O’Neil was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in November 1998 as the head of NAWCWD Weapons and Targets Department. He has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from Seattle University, MSME from USC and an MBA from MIT. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in California.
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Scott O'Neil, Chair
Sean Hancock, Vice Chair
Don Zdeba, Treasurer
Donna Hocker, Secretary
Dave Ostash, Director
Andy Corzine, Advisor
John Watkins, Advisor
Stuart Witt, Advisor
Chris Ellis, Advisor