The Perry County Development Corp. has appointed Erin Emerson as its new executive director. Emerson has worked for the PCDC for seven years, most recently serving as vice president.

During her tenure, the organization says Emerson’s role included an increased focus on community, marketing, and workforce development initiatives designed to strengthen the county.

“The commitment of time and energy that Erin has shown over the past seven years makes her uniquely capable of leading the organization for years to come. We’re excited to work together in accomplishing the mission of the PCDC,” said David Goffinet, the PCDC board chairman.

The organization says Emerson has worked on projects involving business retention and expansion, business attraction, entrepreneurship, and small business development. Emerson has also been integrally involved in the development and continued growth of Pick Perry, the county’s centralized branding and marketing campaign.

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