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Wilcox Chosen to Lead Paducah Economic Development
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Greater Paducah Economic Development has announced Bruce Wilcox as the agency’s new President and CEO.  

In a press release, the organization says Wilcox has been a productive member of Paducah’s business community for over twenty-five years, serving in corporate roles such as VP, President, CFO, and CEO. Most recently, he has been president and director of Petter Holdings, where he oversaw three operating divisions and five closely held companies. He was chair of Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

GPED touted Wilcox's diverse and expansive skillset and experience in economic development, business acquisition, finance, accounting, and operational management.

“Bruce is exceptional at helping companies grow and find success in the Paducah market, and he has twenty-five years of proven results,” says Glen Anderson, GPED’s Interim President, and CEO.  “His experience in the private sector brings a unique dynamic to this role and he will be a key asset for companies looking to move or expand to Western Kentucky.”
 
Wilcox said he's honored to be chosen to this position.

“I’m eager to build on the foundation laid from Glen and the rest of the Board as I go to work to continue GPED’s mission to attract, recruit and support high-quality business and employment opportunities for our region," Wilcox said. "I am grateful for the individuals throughout our community who have worked with and supported me in my past initiatives and look forward to working with these and other leaders throughout Western Kentucky to see it flourish into all that we envision it to be. Together, we will provide new and sustainable employment and economic opportunity for the people in our region.”

Wilcox will begin his new position on September 9th.

Published 11:36 AM, Thursday Jul. 18, 2019
Updated 10:52 AM, Friday Jul. 19, 2019

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