oboro edc 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/28/13) – The search for the next president/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation has moved from the application phase to the screening phase of the 62 applicants for the position as of yesterday.
 
Scott McCain, chair of the search committee, said the board received applications from far and wide, including a couple of international applicants. However, three of the applicants were from Owensboro and about four were from other parts of Kentucky. The rest were from all parts of the United States.
 
Approximately 18 of the total applicant pool have economic development experience. The board created a five‐member Search Committee in May. EDC Board Chairman Fred May named EDC Vice‐Chairman McCain as the head of the Search Committee in May. The position was advertised locally, statewide, and nationally through the International Economic Development Council from mid‐May until the end of June.
 
Criteria for the position included a Bachelor's Degree; with an advanced degree preferred. Two years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, or related field with demonstrated management experience as a minimum requirement. The board is looking for an individual with experience implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy involving new business attraction, existing business retention, high tech and startup incubation, quality of place, and workforce development.
 
The Search Committee, with the help of a third party consultant, will screen applicants, conduct interviews, and make recommendations to the EDC Executive Board and full board for final approval by early fall. The full board will have the opportunity to meet in person, hear presentations and ask questions in a forum style setting of the final list of several recommended candidates. Current EDC President/CEO Nick Brake will become the Superintendent of the Owensboro Public Schools in July.
 
In the interim period, Madison Silvert, the current Executive Vice President of the EDC, will step in as acting CEO until a new President is named.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jessica Boarman

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hopkins County Schools Offers Summer Food Program

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/2/15) — The Hopkins County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service… Read More

Madisonville Fire Department Report - May 31, 2015

MADISONVILLE, KY (5/31/15) — Madisonville Fire Department released the following reports recently: Dispatched at 9:17… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7389

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6930

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6500

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4234

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3726

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11297

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9231

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 01, 2015 1316

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1272

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1110

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1056

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 751

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 707

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 661

Muhlenberg County High School Holds 2015…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 614

KSP Post 2 Activity Report - May 2015

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 31, 2015 574

Madisonville Fire Department Report - May 31, 2015

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 537

UPDATE - Pursuit Ends in Two Vehicle Injury…

by SurfKY News