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Executive Director RTPark Will Move to Private Sector While Retaining Link with UVI

The Board of Directors of the RTPark Corporation has announced that Dr. Gillian Marcelle, the current Executive Director, whose three-year term ended on Dec. 31, 2017, will not accept the offer to renew her contract for another three-year term. The RTPark is a specialist economic development agency, which is an autonomous component unit of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, operating under policy guidance from the University of the Virgin Islands.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edward Thomas thanked Dr. Marcelle for steering the agency through its RTPark 2.0 strategy; one that resulted in significant growth, commercial success and stabilization. He said that she provided exactly the type of leadership required at a particular time in the life of the program. 

Dr. Marcelle thanked the Board for the support she received over her term, indicating that after reflecting upon what would be best for her career and family, she decided to move in a new direction. She will be increasing her focus on private sector opportunities and was therefore no longer available for a full-time position leading the agency. 

The Board will lead a national search working with professional bodies and other experts to identify a successor. The incoming executive director will have a strong foundation on which to build, a network consisting of more than 50 active clients, up from 27 in 2014; streamlined application processes; strengthened compliance systems and a reputation of being a business-friendly and responsive economic development agency. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.