Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Owensboro EDC Moves to Next Phase of CEO Search

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

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Deadline Nearing for Educational Field Trip Grants

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (4/15/14) — Are you an educator interested in planning a field trip to experience the Land Between The… Read More

Murray State Director of Recruitment Visited Yonts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/13/14) — Shawn Smee of Murray State University visited with Rep. Yonts at the State Capitol Feb. 12.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 15, 2014 15410

UPDATE- U.S. Bank Robbery, Bomb Threat…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 11, 2014 5282

Sheriff's Office Rounds Up Three in Drug…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 14, 2014 5034

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 4857

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 11, 2014 4318

Greenville Police Confirm Official…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 4857

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4154

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 11, 2014 3758

Couple Charged for Trying to Use Funny…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
April 12, 2014 2648

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 11, 2014 2446

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Tip Leads…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 1019

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 13, 2014 797

Two Daviess County Men Busted for…

in Top Stories by Scott Gibbs
April 11, 2014 705

Business Spotlight: Local Entrepreneur…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 11, 2014 466

Daviess County Student Honored in KDA…

in Top Stories by Ted Sloan
April 14, 2014 434

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 11, 2014 5282

Sheriff's Office Rounds Up Three in Drug…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 11, 2014 4318

Greenville Police Confirm Official…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 11, 2014 3485

Meteorologist Hart Shares Weather Tips,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 13, 2014 2060

Muhlenberg 4-H is Buzzing

in Top Stories by Janie Culton
April 14, 2014 1414

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03