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Iredell EDC Fully Staffed: Welcomes Todd Black and Joan Duerr

Provided by Iredell EDC – Mooresville, NC on April 5, 2022 —

Iredell Economic Development Corp. (Iredell EDC) is pleased to announce its team is fully staffed with the addition of Dr. Todd Black as its existing industry manager and Joan Day Duerr as marketing and research manager. The Iredell EDC now consists of six team members, strengthening its services to community partners.

Existing Industry Manager – Experienced Education Leader, Dr. Todd Black

As the existing industry manager, Dr. Black will focus his efforts on strengthening relationships with existing industry, monitoring for growth, and identifying areas for assistance and referrals to partners. He will serve as an additional point of contact representing Iredell EDC to prospective companies and existing industry to bring capital investment and jobs to Iredell County. Dr. Black comes to Iredell EDC with a wealth of experience in operations, education, and career & technical education. Additionally, he brings knowledge of curriculum that works well in growing future talent and preparing students to become active, successful members of the workforce. He knows Iredell County as a recent retiree from Mooresville Graded School District. Collectively, Dr. Black served in the public-school systems for 30 years, to include Catawba and Lincoln counties, and the town of Mooresville’s public school system, Mooresville Graded School District. In his various public servant roles Dr. Black has been influential in the development of secondary instruction and career & technical education in the region.

“Dr. Black will be a great addition to our team and will bolster our efforts in existing industry and workforce development. His vast knowledge of resources and partners, enables a pro-active approach to our existing industry and small business ombudsmen services,” says Jenn Bosser, President and CEO, Iredell EDC.

Marketing and Research Manager – Seasoned Marketer Joins Iredell EDC

In her capacity as marketing and research manager, Ms. Duerr will serve as the primary contact for marketing, research and data inquiries to support the Iredell EDC team. She will focus her energies on marketing Iredell’s offerings through strong research and data to promote throughout Iredell EDC’s website, social media, in-bounding marketing, and presentations.

Ms. Duerr comes to Iredell EDC with a diverse background in marketing, communications, research, and event promotion. She brings economic development knowledge, formerly working for SC Power Team, the marketing arm of the state’s electric cooperative system. Ms. Duerr marketed the utility’s offerings to site selection consultants and international audiences. She is knowledgeable and knows the importance that strong data, quality of life, and workforce statistics play in crafting a community’s message. Ms. Duerr grew up in Mooresville, and recently returned to the area.

“We are excited to bring Ms. Duerr on board. She has a great deal of experience presenting data and facts to tell a story. With her unique perspective as a utility marketer, she recognizes the importance of infrastructure, accurate data, and strong partnerships,” explains Jenn Bosser, President and CEO.

About Dr. Todd Black

Dr. Todd Black was most recently the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Instruction and Director of Career and Technical Education for the Mooresville Graded School District, a district which received 6th Ranking out of 116 North Carolina districts in 2022 by Niche. Previously, he spent six years as the Director of Operations for the MGSD. He received both his bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his Educational Specialist and Doctorate from Wingate University. He has been a business owner, served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, director of operations, adjunct professor, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Black has had the privilege of serving in three North Carolina public school districts, to include Lincoln and Catawba counties, and the Mooresville Graded School District. He was recognized as a Principal/Administrator of the Year three times. He has a passion for teaching and learning and preparing students to be lifelong learners equipped with the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce or college. Dr. Black is a native of North Carolina. He resides with his wife, Leslie, in Sherrills Ford, and has two grown sons Jordan and Tyler, and a granddaughter named Charlotte.

About Joan Day Duerr

Joan Day Duerr, Marketing and Research Manager came to Iredell EDC from the private sector where she managed an event planning and marketing firm. Ms. Duerr has a multi-faceted background in marketing that spans both public and private sectors. She worked for the SC Senate and US Consulate Montreal, supporting elected officials with constituency, legislative, and community relations efforts. She is a Mooresville native, graduating from Mooresville Senior High School and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She was a varsity cheerleader for both MSHS and UNCC. She enjoys a home football game and being involved in her community. She is enthusiastic about hospitality & tourism, and event design, and is a connoisseur of creative, southern cuisine. She has two teen-aged children, two pet dogs, and resides in Mooresville.

About Iredell EDC

Iredell Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership that promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment.  We accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build prosperity for all.  For more information visit,