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SOU TJJ 8F <br /> 4 � <br /> i <br /> r-- <br /> x x <br /> 1565 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> February 18, 2013 <br /> Contact: Scott Ford <br /> Phone: 574-235-9371 <br /> DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ANNOUNCES <br /> NEW ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR <br /> Fielding Will Take Lead Role in Business Development <br /> SOUTH BEND The City of South Bend and Department of Community Investment on <br /> Monday announced the hire of Chris Fielding as the department's Assistant Executive Director. <br /> "Chris Fielding is a positive, passionate leader with strong experience in workforce development, <br /> construction, and real estate," said the department's Executive Director Scott Ford. "Having <br /> worked in both the private and public sector, Chris brings an entrepreneurial mindset the role, <br /> which will be helpful in his efforts to spearhead a number of initiatives in Community <br /> Investment's business development team. We are thrilled to have him join us in our efforts to <br /> address community and economic development in an integrated fashion." <br /> "I am excited to develop relationships with local business owners and provide them with <br /> valuable assistance to add to their operation and enhance the economic vitality of South Bend," <br /> said Fielding. <br /> Fielding is a native of Michigan City, Indiana, and has spent the last 24 years living and raising a <br /> family in the South Bend/Mishawaka area with his wife Mindy. Chris began his career in the <br /> private sector operating a real estate development and construction company with an emphasis <br /> on single family home construction and commercial adaptive re-usage. <br /> In 2001, Fielding was the developer and co-owner of the Beanery Gourmet Coffee and Cafe in <br /> downtown Mishawaka until selling the business in 2005. After selling his businesses, Chris <br /> focused on his career in the non-profit sector working for the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren <br /> Workforce Development Board in multiple progressive roles. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 • FAx 574/235-9892 • TTD 574/235-5567 <br />