Brittaney Johnson has been hired as President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Johnson will begin her role with the organization on Dec. 17.
Johnson comes to Owensboro having previously served as the Executive Director of the Posey County, Indiana, Economic Development Partnership. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and is a graduate of Oklahoma University’s Economic Development Institute where she completed advanced coursework focusing on business retention & expansion, marketing, and real estate development.
Johnson was honored by The Tristate Business Journal with their “Top 20 Under 40 Award” this year. Prior to serving in her economic development capacity in Posey County, Johnson served as the Posey County Director for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
“Brittaney’s well-rounded background as an economic developer aligns well with the strategic plan our organization is currently working to accomplish,” said Wade Jenkins, Chairman of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. “Her efforts to create career pathways from high school into industry, recruit young professionals to move back home after college, utilize the river assets to their maximum potential, and her passion for marketing a community, match much of what our stakeholders told us they wanted in the next leader of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.”
Jenkins added that Johnson has an “infectious” energy that will make her “a perfect fit in the community.”
Johnson said she is looking forward to being part of the team that continues to create an impact in the community.
“It is very exciting and rewarding to positively impact the lives of citizens we may never even meet,” Johnson said. “My experiences and education have prepared me for this position and I cannot wait to start collaborating with the many stakeholders who can help GOEDC succeed in making a difference. Owensboro is a perfect place to raise our children and we look forward to being a part of the Owensboro community.”