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Aaron Perri named new Executive Director of Downtown South Bend Inc.

Aaron Perri earned an Executive MBA in 2010 from the University of Notre Dame

by Heidi Prescott, South Bend Tribune

July 13, 2011

Consider the challenge of bringing in 2,000 tons of sand and a semi-truckload of beach props and coordinating more than 100 volunteers who transform a vacant downtown city lot into a beach for a two-day festival in August.

Aaron Perri has done it -- not once or twice, but three times for the On the River festival that raises money for the Center for the Homeless.

Now, he uses a word like "transform" in a different way as he talks about changing or advancing the entire landscape of downtown -- as the new executive director of Downtown South Bend Inc.

The city-financed nonprofit group announced Perri's appointment to the position on Tuesday.

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