The city of Madison has hired Tony Steinhardt as its director of economic development. In his new role, the city says Steinhardt will work with the mayor, city council, and legislators, as well as local business and industry leaders to promote economic growth.
Steinhardt was previously chief marketing officer of RATIO Design in Indianapolis as well as a managing partner on the architectural firm’s executive committee. The city says Steinhardt also worked as special projects administrator to Mayor E. Morris Wooden in the mid-1990s. He was responsible for establishing the city’s redevelopment commission and TIF zone.
“Tony will make an immediate impact implementing our community-based investment model, working on industry expansion, executing the READI grant projects, and partnering with city leaders to leverage economic development opportunities in our community,” said Mayor Bob Courtney. “It is a bonus that he is a native Madisonian who understands our community needs and has been working with our community in a professional capacity on numerous projects.”
Steinhardt is expected to begin on January 3.