Tri-Valley Board of Directors Announces Succession Plan for Chief Executive Officer Dennis P. DeMers

(Crookston, Minn.)- The Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Board of Directors announced today the company will initiate a two year Chief Executive Officer Succession Plan commencing on October 1, 2012, and culminating with the smooth transition of Jason Carlson, Operations Officer, replacing Dennis P. DeMers effective October 1, 2014. Over the past two years the Board of Directors has gone through an exhaustive Succession Planning process leading to its decision to expedite the Chief Executive Officer Succession Plan this year.

“The Board of Directors voted unanimously to recommend Jason as Dennis’s successor to the Chief Executive Officer position. While serving as the Operations Officer, Jason’s dedication to serving Tri-Valley constituents, attention to detail, accuracy in reporting, and overall commitment to the organization and its employees led the Succession Planning Committee and subsequently the entire Board of Directors to believe Jason is the right choice to replace Dennis as Chief Executive Officer,” says Tri-Valley Board Chairperson Dr. Linda Neuerburg.

Since 1965, Tri-Valley has been a leader in providing services to clients and communities throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, and Michigan. Over the past 20 years the execution of programs, services and community collaboration has been the responsibility of DeMers who has been with the corporation in leadership roles for over 40 years. The Tri-Valley Board Chief Executive Officer Succession Plan will help the company move forward and will make this major leadership change smooth, seamless and effective.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is a not-for-profit community action agency headquartered in Crookston, Minn. In existence since 1965, Tri-Valley provides services in 84 counties in Minnesota and Northeast North Dakota. For more information on services offered and job opportunities at Tri-Valley visit the website at, follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @TriValley_TVOC.