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• The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced that it will complete its leadership transition with the stepping down of its longtime CEO, Dave McConnell on June 1, to be succeeded by GMDC's president, Patrick Spear.

McConnell served as GMDC president and CEO for 15 of his 35-year career with the association. He will remain with the association, consulting on special projects, until the end of 2015.
KC's View:
Great guy ... and way too young to retire. At least, IMHO.