Chuck became CEO of One East Kentucky in May of 2015. As CEO he is charged with championing the OEK region for business recruitment purposes and working closely with partners throughout the nine county service territory. Prior to taking this leadership role, he spent nearly 5 years as Director of Economic Development in Paducah, KY. As part of Team Paducah, Chuck worked in recruitment, marketing, existing industry, and entrepreneurship development. The organization successfully recruited 1200 new jobs and over $90 Million in new investment during his time there.
Chuck is also extremely active in the Economic Development field:
• Serves as Kentucky State Director for the Southern Economic Development Council
• Serves on the executive board as Atlantic Regional Director for the Southern Economic Development Council
• Serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the executive board for the Kentucky Association for Economic Development
• Chairman of KAED Finance Committee
• Pursuing the Certified Economic Developer Designation through Oklahoma University’s Economic Development Institute