Knox County Development Corp. Head to Retire

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A committee is searching for the next president of the Knox County Development Corp. Gary Gentry has announced his retirement after 12 years with the Vincennes-based organization. March 4, 2014

News Release

VINCENNES, Ind. - Gary Gentry, President and CEO of the Knox County Development Corporation (KCDC), has announced his intention to retire after 12 years of service to the organization. Gary is well known in economic development circles for his successful career spanning 24 years bringing new industry and expansion to southwest Indiana.

Whether working to recruit new industry, or assisting in the retention and expansion of existing businesses, Gentry refers to his economic development efforts as a "true labor of love."

Following are just a few of Gary's credentials and areas in which he has been active:

-BS University of Evansville, Business Administration

-Baker Chapel UMC, DeGonia Springs, IN

-Masonic Lodge – Boonville, IN.

-Knox County Chamber of Commerce - ex-officio board member

-Indiana Economic Development Association Member

-Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

-Southwest Indiana Development Council Member/Officer

-KCARC Board of Directors

KCDC Board Chairman Mark Gerkin says that a search committee has been formed and is accepting resumes for a replacement through March 31st, but there is no specific timeline to hire someone.

Though Gary wants to retire sometime this year, he hasn't set a firm date in order to allow time for the search committee to find the "right person" to lead KCDC into the future.

Job description and information on applying for this position can be found on the KCDC web site @ www.kcdc.com/2014JobDescription.pdf

About the Knox County Development Corporation:

The Knox County Development Corporation (KCDC) is the first contact source for economic development in Knox County Indiana. Our operating budget is largely privately funded. KCDC also receives funding through its contracts with the city of Vincennes and Knox County to provide economic development services. Our stated mission is: "To maintain and improve the quality of life, including environmental concerns, for the citizens of Knox County by developing the overall economy of the county."

Source: The Knox County Development Corp.