elizabethOWENSBORO, Ky. (5/15/19) — Elizabeth Griffith has been hired as the Business Retention and Expansion Manager of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Griffith will begin her role with the organization on May 20.

Elizabeth Griffith, a native of Owensboro, has been the Executive Director of the Wendall H. Ford Government Education Center since June 2016. Griffith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts from Kentucky Wesleyan College and Master of Public Administration from Western Kentucky University, where she was named the 2016 Potter College for Arts and Letters Outstanding Graduate Student of the MPA Program. Elizabeth is a 2017 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 honoree and is a graduate of the Leadership Owensboro Class of 2019. Elizabeth is an active member of Impact 100 Owensboro, the Junior League of Owensboro, the Women’s Guild of Owensboro and Chamber Young Professionals. She is a board member of Impact 100 Next Generation, the KET Friends Board, and was appointed by the Governor in 2016 to the board of directors for the Kentucky Arts Council.

“We are very excited to have a person of Elizabeth’s caliber as another dynamic leader in the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation organization. Elizabeth will bring a set of skills that compliments and enhances an already very good team. As GOEDC moves forward the future is bright as we continue to emphasize the strategic plan initiatives of Talent, Innovation and Place,” said Wade Jenkins, Chairman of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.

“As Business, Retention and Expansion Manager, Elizabeth will be responsible for building and fostering relationships with existing business and industry in Daviess County. Existing businesses and industries contribute to 80% of the community's growth year after year. Elizabeth is going to be a fantastic addition to the GOEDC team. Her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the Owensboro, Daviess County community is astounding!” said Brittaney Johnson, President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.

“I feel very humbled to have been chosen for this position and I am looking forward to joining such a dynamic team,” said Griffith. “I know the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is going to play an impactful role when it comes to Owensboro's future growth and innovation. Being from Owensboro, I want nothing more than to see my hometown thrive, so I am honored that I will be able to play a role in its future success.”

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