Welcome Presented by Hal B. Goode President/CEO Kentucky Association for Economic Development
What is KAED? KAED is the premier professional economic development association connecting public sector and private industry professionals. KAED offers: – Professional development – Networking with ED professionals from across the state – Ideas/Solutions for cross-marketing Kentucky Be a Leader. Make a Difference
KAED membership provides valuable benefits, not found inany other association including opportunities to: Connect with top state officials. Advocate for community tax and legislative issues. Build important relationships by volunteering for one of KAEDs committees. Strengthen relationships through our network of more than 350 members statewide. Get valuable education through KAEDs diverse Continuing Education Conferences. Be the first to learn about important Kentucky Announcements and sign up through The Commonwealth News Center at http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom which provides featured articles and news items of immediate importance to the Commonwealth.
Getting Involved: Committees Professional Development Golf Tournament Marketing/Membership Public Policy Sponsorship/Partnership
Professional Development Responsible for planning and coordinating KAED Conferences and Speakers • Co-Chair - Ron Bunch, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce; Contact: email@example.com • Co-Chair - Stephen Taylor, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf TournamentEach year KAED hosts its annual Jesse L. Puckett Memorial GolfScramble in Shelbyville. The Golf Committee plans the event andsecures sponsorships for the scramble. • Chair - Libby Adams, Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation; Contact: email@example.com
Marketing/MembershipResponsible for membership retention andrecruitment. This committee also works todevelop quality membership materials and aneffective and easy-to-use website. • Co-Chair - Deana Epperly Karem, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development; • Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org • Co-Chair- Lisa Wilson-Plajer; Contact: email@example.com
Public PolicyKAED serves as an advocate in Kentuckys GeneralAssembly for legislation favoring business andeconomic development issues. The Public PolicyCommittee updates members on legislativeshappenings and helps define the organizations policyagenda. •Co-Chair- Nathan Mick, Garrard County Economic Development; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship/PartnershipKAED relies on business sponsors and corporate partnersto strengthen efforts and common goals shared by themembership. This committee helps outline sponsorship packagesand partner benefits. • Chair - Kevin Grove, CBRE/ Louisville; Contact: email@example.com
Benefits of Your KAED Membership Professional Development - We offer something for everyone: basic courses, fundamental classes, webinars and advanced programs offered throughout the year in different locations across the Commonwealth. Our Annual Meeting in November offers a 2-day experience and opportunity to hear from State and national/other experts. Advocacy to Promote Economic Development in the Commonwealth of Kentucky – Whether its surveying members regarding economic development issues, meeting with state officials, or monitoring important legislative issues affecting communities, weve got your issues covered. Networking and Information - Our programs offer outstanding networking opportunities. Meet experts, exchange ideas, find or become a mentor, and expand your professional network. Job Information - Receive exclusive access to the KAED website where we provide a listing of current job openings in Kentucky.