July 14, 2015
Contact: Colene McEntee, Public Affairs Coordinator, 636-949-1864, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Charles County, Missouri – On July 13, the St. Charles County Council confirmed County Executive Steve Ehlmann’s appointment of Scott Drachnik as Director of the St. Charles County Department of Workforce Development. Drachnik will start his position on August 17.
“I am truly humbled and thankful for the opportunity to join the St. Charles County team and continue serving the residents and businesses of our community in the areas of workforce development, economic development, and community success,” said Drachnik.
Drachnik will not only lead operation of the American Job Center of St. Charles County in his position, he will take on a new role in leading business development efforts to attract more major employers and development and to the county. In addition, he will work with the County’s Workforce Investment Board and oversee the planning and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in St. Charles County.
Drachnik’s 28 years of experience encompasses national and international business and economic development, marketing and communications. Drachnik has served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County since 2004. Prior to the EDC, Drachnik served as Director of Economic Development for the City of Union, MO and the Union Development Corporation/Industrial Development Authority, as well as Executive Director of the World Mission Alliance, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Chesterfield Community Development Corporation, and Communications and Marketing Specialist for the City of St. Peters.
Drachnik is currently pursuing Certified Economic Developer status from the International Economic Development Council. He received his Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications with a Business Minor from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.