The Community Development Partnership in Eastham has hired Ronnie Edwards as Chief Financial and Operations Officer.
Edwards is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service where he served in a number of key financial management positions for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He brings to the CDP skills in financial reporting and financial system conversions as well as a deep understanding of the importance of community development.
Edwards holds a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks basic Russian and Bahasa Indonesia. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia in the mid-1990s, and has since enjoyed volunteering in various capacities, including as President of a U.S. Embassy community association in Russia, and helping at-risk youth in El Salvador.
Until last month, the CFOO position had been managed by Rob Doane who has moved over to lead the CDP’s property management efforts as the new Chief Property Management Officer.
The Community Development Partnership leads the Lower Cape in building a diverse year-round community of people who can afford to live, work and thrive here. The organization promotes, develops and manages affordable housing; nurtures the launch and growth of small businesses and facilitates collaboration with business, non-profit and government partners.
To find out more information go to www.capecdp.org.