Ivan C. Potter
Partner & Vice President
Research & Planning
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Mr. Potter has worked in various levels of State government. The subject is well respected not only in local and state political circles, but also on a national level.
Mr. Potter has worked for four (4) Kentucky Governors and two (2) U.S. Presidents
Subject began his career with Governor Louie B. Nunn in 1969 from there he worked continuously through the following administrations of Wendell Ford, Julian Carroll, and John Y. Brown as an expert on Regionalism and Rural Development. His main objective was to secure and work with federal funds and agencies in Washington D.C.. As a part of this task the Subject was loaned first to the White House of President Gerald Ford to do a special project on Regionalism, and second to the White House of President Jimmy Carter for a period of eight months to draft the National Rural Development Plan.
Subject developed most of the innovative programs concerning local government’s interaction between state and federal agencies that are still in use today in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Served as Deputy Director, Office of Program Administration and State Planning under Governor John Y. Brown. Served as Special Assistant for National Affairs under Governor Julian Carroll and, served as Consultant to Legislative Research Commission for defining and analyzing statewide economic and rural issues. Subject holds a MS in Regional Planning from Southern Illinois University and a BS in Political Geography from Murray State University.
Mr. Potter has served in the following capacities:
- Consultant to Legislative Research Commission for defining and analyzing statewide economic and rural issues;
- Consultant to Kentucky Department of Agriculture for defining “Forces Impacting Kentucky Rural Areas and Small Towns in the Year 2000;
- Served as Deputy Director, Office of Program Administration and State Planning under Governor John Y. Brown;
- Served as Special Assistant for National Affairs under Governor Julian Carroll; and, Served as Director Federal Programs Coordination, Department of Local Government.Mr. Potter is most adept in the following areas:
• Regional/rural planning & development
• Impact of technology on small towns/rural areas
• Information systems/micro computers
- Based upon the above major interests and past experience, Mr. Potter provides expertise in the following areas:
* General Management
* Feasibility Studies
* Reports & Controls * Computer Technology
* Information Systems
* Internet Solutions
* Installation & Configuration * Project Structuring
* Project conceptualization
* Commercial revitalization
* City planning/community development * Marketing
* Export/import facilitation
* Private & Public procurement
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