The Erie Downtown Development Corporation has a leader, a new CEO named this morning… and he’s no stranger to Erie.
The EDDC is now under the leadership of John Persinger. Persinger, as you remember, ran for mayor of the city of Erie against neighbor and friend, Joe Schember. Now, in an ironic twist, Persinger will be working on developing and revitalizing downtown Erie as the CEO of the EDDC.
The Board of Director’s President and Erie Insurance CEO Tim Necastro announced the board’s decision to bring John Persinger on board as CEO in a special news conference this morning at the Art Museum attended by stakeholders, community leaders, and business professionals.
It was Necastro who approached Persinger to ask if he would be interested in the job. We’ll have more information on this news tonight on Action News at 5.