PRIDE Industries Promotes Jeff Dern to President

PRIDE Industries (PRIDE) recently announced the promotion of Jeff Dern to President. PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise serving the needs of businesses and government agencies nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.

As PRIDE’s President, Dern will assume responsibilities for PRIDE’s Finance, HR, Operations, IT, and Rehabilitation departments. Michael Ziegler will continue his 30+ year tenure as Chief Executive Officer, guiding the organization’s growth.

“Jeff is a great ambassador of PRIDE’s mission,” said Michael Ziegler, CEO of PRIDE Industries. “His sharp business sense and strategic thinking make him the perfect fit for this important role. I am confident that Jeff will lead with integrity and passion.”

Dern is a respected community and business leader with more than 19 years of domestic and international experience in corporate finance and accounting, compliance, regulatory reporting, board relations, and strategic planning. Dern joined PRIDE in 2008 as Controller. In 2014, he was promoted to VP of Finance, and in 2016, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Dern currently serves as the past Board Chair at the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, served on the Board of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce and currently coaches youth athletes for Lincoln Little League.

“I am honored to serve such an important role at PRIDE,” said Jeff Dern, President of PRIDE Industries. “We work with great purpose to bring positive change to the lives of our employees and their families. I am thankful for this opportunity to lead our mission-driven, dynamic, and dedicated team.”