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Glen Anderson

Interm President/CEO

Glen Anderson was named Paducah Economic Development’s Interim President/CEO for his strong leadership skills, business experience and dedication to the community. Glen was the general manager of Paducah Water for 21 years before retiring and has served as the President of the Rotary Club of Paducah and Chair of the Board of Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

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Nora Rikel

Chief Financial Officer

Nora Rikel began her employment with the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council in 1989 assisting with the community’s effort to attract the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation project (AVLIS). Upon completion of that project, she was hired as an administrative assistant. Accounting and financial functions for the organization were soon added to her job duties. With her vast institutional knowledge of Paducah businesses and local government, Nora is the glue that holds PED together.

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Allison Harpole

Marketing and Public Relations

Allison Harpole is a native of Paducah and earned a Bachelors of the Arts degree with a major in public relations from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. During her studies, she gained knowledge and expertise in the fields of communications and public relations from Way Solutions, The Frist Center for the Arts, and McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. She is also a social media strategist with her business, Harp & Oaks, and is a member of the Influence Chapter of BNI, Paducah Professional Women and Charity League of Paducah.

Heather Pierce

Project Manager

Heather Pierce is Paducah Economic Development’s new project manager who will assist in the implementation of the Forward Paducah strategy and work collaboratively with the public/private sector partners. Heather has experience working for small business, non-profit, corporations and has fourteen years of real estate experience. Heather is an avid volunteer for the Paducah School System, serves on the PTA at Tilghman High School and has served as a board member for Market House Theatre for the past five years.

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