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Skokan to retire as Progress Industries President and CEO

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:22 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:44 a.m. CDT

Progress Industries and the P.I. Foundation will soon begin a search for a new President and CEO as Dan Skokan announced his plans to retire later this year. Progress Industries Board Chair, Tod Hockenson, announced that a Board Search Committee has been formed and will begin its work to recruit Skokan’s replacement.

Skokan has been the company’s chief executive officer since September, 2003. “During these past 11 years, I have been blessed with dedicated staff, an involved Board of Trustees and a community of stakeholders that support the work we do”, said Skokan.

“I have enjoyed helping to make a difference with Progress Industries and the P.I. Foundation and am very proud of what my colleagues and I have accomplished together during the economic challenges of the past few years. We’ve worked hard to provide quality services, embrace a culture of corporate values to enhance our reputation, and improve our fiscal position for long-term sustainability,” Skokan said.

Prior to taking the helm at Progress Industries he was in private practice as a Certified Public Accountant. His career in public accounting spanned 32 years.

“The knowledge and level of integrity Skokan displays in every interaction he encounters has elevated Progress Industries to a new level of expectation that persons served, employees, board members, funders and stakeholders have become accustomed,” said Hockenson. “The Board of Trustees appreciate his dedication and commitment to a smooth transition in leadership.”

Progress Industries, established in 1979, is an nonprofit organization that provides employment training and placement services, day activity programs and residential services for people with disabilities in central Iowa.

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