Community Indicators Consortium Management

The Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) is managed by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC). Please find a list of staff-members responsible for managing CIC below.

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Dr. Martin (Marty) Romitti serves as the Executive Director of CIC. Dr. Romitti serves as Senior Vice President at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC). Dr. Romitti has over 20 years of professional experience helping federal, state, regional and local organizations and leaders to research, formulate, and execute on strategies that promote effective public policy, job creation and long-term economic sustainability. As a recognized leader on complex projects, training, facilitation and for innovative research design, he has led dozens of studies, technical assistance efforts and earned multiple national awards for excellence. Among his focus areas, Dr. Romitti conducts program evaluations on national, state, regional and local efforts to spur economic and job growth including the use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to measure outcomes and determine effective levers for future action.

Spencer Abrams supports operations, events, & communications for CIC. With the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, Mr. Abrams serves as Manager of Operations, Events, & Communications. He has been with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) since 2010. His duties include financial management support, event coordination, communication management, and administrative support.

Please contact Mr. Abrams with any questions regarding the CIC Impact Summit.

Lee Winkler maintains the CIC website and database of Indicator Projects, in addition to supporting the development of trainings, webinars, and newsletters for CIC. Mr. Winkler serves as a Research Analyst with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC), where he supports a variety of projects involving data analysis, visualization, and dashboard development. His experience includes analysis of the prevalence of credentials, the vitality of states’ manufacturing sectors, and leveraging talent-pipeline and placemaking strategies to grow community prosperity. Mr. Winkler additionally provides data analysis and visualization training to CREC’s member-associations, incorporating use-cases and best practices from his consulting work into his lesson plans.

Please contact Mr. Winkler with any questions regarding CIC trainings, webinars, the monthly newsletter, the CIC website or database of Indicator Projects.