missyHENDERSON, Ky. (2/14/20) — Henderson Economic Development Board of Directors has hired Missy Vanderpool as the new director. She is the organization's very first leader.

“After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the board of sirectors is delighted that Missy will lead the new Henderson Economic Development,” said Tony Krampe, board chairman.

The board reported Vanderpool most recently held the position of association rxecutive firector for Henderson Audubon Board of Realtors over the past five years. Prior to that, she spent six years as a Realtor with Century 21 Collier and Co.

Throughout her career, Vanderpool has demonstrated a passion for Henderson and the ability to build positive relationships in the community, the board reported. She has worked on numerous collaborations with community leaders and forged strong working relationships with leaders throughout the state. Her background reflects extensive involvement in community volunteer activities including Downtown Henderson Partnership Executive Board, chair of the Henderson Vision Committee, and memberships on the Downtown Master Plan Committee, Economic Vitality Committee and Junior Achievement Board of Directors. She is also a Henderson Leadership Initiative Fellow.

She holds an associate of science degree in business management from Henderson Community College. As a Realtor, she earned her certified executive designation and as executive director for the Henderson Audubon Board of Realtors, is a Certified Professional Standards Administrator. A Henderson County native, she and her husband, Matt, reside in Henderson with their two children.

“Missy will be a key asset as we navigate through the evolving and expanding needs for economic development in the Henderson region,” said Krampe. “She is well regarded in our area and her experience and connections within the business community and within the state will help us achieve our goals and objectives for economic development.”

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