The Community Leadership Institute recently hired Bob Cody to be the organization’s first executive director.

Since 1992, CLI’s annual Leadership Cape Cod class has introduced participants to the topics and leaders affecting the Cape’s future in business, healthcare, politics, social services and other areas.

“Bringing Bob on board as the first Executive Director of CLI will allow us to pursue further ways to work with Alumni, Local Leadership and Future Leaders to strengthen our community,” said CLI board president Marty Bruemmel.

“We look forward to his strategic leadership and direction to fulfill CLI’s objectives, improve and expand programs, and ensure the organization’s financial viability and growth. He’ll play a key role in supporting, creating and implementing program initiatives to ensure the organization’s continued success and the fulfillment of its vision and potential.”

Throughout his career Bob Cody has a demonstrated record of leadership, problem-solving, organizational development, maximizing individual contributions, and continuous operational improvement. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience in corporate, academic and non-profit organizations.

In positions of vice-president of worldwide research, development and engineering, dean of academic and student affairs, board member and board chair, Cody has led organizations in innovation and growth specializing in developing new programs, products and services, while increasing revenue and organizational growth, leading change management transformations to take those organizations to new levels of performance. He is currently the chief executive partner of Innoreate, a business consulting firm.

A member of the CLI class of 2012, Cody brings a passion for community service with him to CLI. He has previously been a member of the board of directors of Groundwork Bridgeport in Bridgeport CT, the Stratford CT YMCA where he also led a father-daughter youth program, and was a member and co-chair of the Stratford School District’s Board of Education.  Under his leadership, the school district board received a statewide leadership award from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. Since coming to the Cape, Cody has continued his commitment to the community by serving as a member of the board of directors of CLI, Open Cape, Cape Cod Technology Council and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, where he is the incoming board chair.

For more information about CLI, visit www.clicapecod.org.