Appointees hope to bring valuable perspective and experience to organization
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. — The Occupational Development Center (ODC) is delighted to welcome Shane Zutz and Edward Turn as new board members for 2019.
Having spent 20 years in education prior to his current role as Vice President of Human Resources at Digi-Key Electronics in Thief River Falls, Zutz believes his combined experience in education and business can be a valuable contribution as ODC looks to continue driving partnerships in industry.
“The people we serve deserve great opportunities to work and grow.” said Zutz. “I have a heart of helping people where they are at and finding success for each individual.”
During his first year on the board, Zutz looks forward to learning the organization and gaining insight from fellow board members and the leadership team.
“This is a group that is passionate about the people they serve. There will be many decisions facing the team and I hope to be able to add value,” said Zutz.
“Shane comes to the board with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Thief River Falls community,” said ODC Board Chairperson Jorge Prince. “Both at Digikey and in the TRF school system, he has demonstrated vision, innovation and commitment throughout his career.
“We look forward to the innovative ideas and passion he will bring to ODC.”
Retired with 54 years in the banking world, Turn brings not only his banking experience but his past time and dedication to Day Activity Center (DAC) boards and group homes to his new role on the ODC board of directors.
“I was drawn to this board position with ODC because of past involvement with DAC boards and many years of working with group homes in Warren and Argyle,” said Turn. “I am very much looking forward to meeting and working with people through this new capacity.”
“We are very excited to have Ed join our board,” said Prince. “Ed has had a long and distinguished career in the banking industry, and has been instrumental in accomplishing a number of important projects throughout Northwestern Minnesota.
“He has been a dedicated community member who has donated his time and skills to help make our region a great place to live.”
Both Zutz and Turn call Thief River Falls home.