Nora Rikel Paducah Economic Development

Bruce Wilcox


Bruce Wilcox is Greater Paducah Economic Development’s President/CEO.  Bruce has been a productive member of Paducah’s business community for over twenty-five years, serving in senior-level corporate roles such as VP, President, CFO, and CEO. His diverse and expansive skillset in economic development, business acquisition, finance, accounting, and operational management brings a wealth of experience to GPED.

Nora Rikel Paducah Economic Development

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. Nora possesses vast institutional knowledge of Paducah businesses and local government.

Heather Pierce

Project Manager

Heather Pierce is the Project Manager for Greater Paducah Economic Development. Heather will assist in the implementation of the Forward Paducah strategy by working collaboratively with the public/private sectors. She will also be working with the recruitment of businesses to the area and the expansion/retention of our current businesses.

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