Gov. Donald Carcieri last week appointed Ioanna Morfessis as executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp., subject to state Senate approval.

“Ioanna is considered one of the best economic development executives in the country, with a proven track record in attracting and retaining businesses,” Carcieri said in a press release. “We are fortunate to have someone of Ioanna’s caliber to lead our economic development strategy.”

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