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MRA – The Management Association Announces New Executive Director of the Western Illinois and Iowa Office
MOLINE, IL (December 7, 2022) – MRA – The Management Association, one of the largest employer associations in the nation, has named Mitch Thomas as the new Executive Director for its Quad Cities division serving Iowa and Western Illinois. As an experienced leader and business development professional, Thomas will lead MRA’s regional activities, focusing his attention on up-skilling workforce needs and being a strong advocate for area business leaders.
Thomas plans to focus on building relationships with local business leaders to help organizations build successful workplaces and powerful workforces.
“The workforce and talent shortage is still one of the biggest issues facing not only our nation but impacting local business as well,” said Mitch Thomas, MRA Executive Director. “Working together, we have the opportunity to build up the region and impact area employers, employees, and their families.”
Thomas brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education and organizational leadership, and professional development to MRA.
“Our members and area organizations will significantly benefit from Mitch’s leadership,” said Susan Fronk, President and CEO of MRA. “A true leader of leaders, Mitch’s enthusiasm to grow and develop the workforce in this region will be an asset for all.”
Added Thomas, “As MRA’s Executive Director, I want to link arms and partner with business leaders in Iowa and Western Illinois to overcome the challenges of the constantly changing business environment.”
About MRA—The Management Association: Founded in 1901, MRA is a nonprofit employer association that serves 4,000 employers, covering more than 1 million employees worldwide. As one of the largest employer associations in the nation, MRA helps its members thrive by offering comprehensive HR services, talent management, learning and organization development opportunities, and total rewards planning. MRA helps organizations build a successful workplace and powerful workforce. Headquartered in Wisconsin, MRA has regional offices in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. To learn more about MRA, visit www.mranet.org.