GPED Investor Council Meeting

June 29, 2021

Greater Paducah Economic Development (GPED) held its annual Investor Council meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at the Commerce Center.  The investors heard an update on GPED activities from Bruce Wilcox, President and CEO.

Glen Anderson, Chair, introduced the officers serving the next two years: 

  • J. P. Kelly - Chair
  • Greg Grissom - Vice Chair 
  • Kevin McEwan - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Glen Anderson - Immediate Past Chair

Mr. Kelly, President/CEO, Triangle Enterprises, most recently served as Vice-Chair.  Greg Grissom, President/CEO, Jackson Purchase Energy, has served on the GPED Board since 2019.  Kevin McEwan, Vice President-Marketing & Sales, Paducah & Louisville Railway, has served on the board since 2018.

Mr. Anderson recognized two members with expiring terms:  Mardie Herndon, Immediate Past Chair and Kala Shihady, Secretary/Treasurer.  Mr. Anderson thanked them on behalf of the GPED Board and investors for their service to the organization. 

The Investor Council approved two new members to serve three-year terms on the GPED Board of Directors:

  • Chris Black, President/CEO, Ray Black and Son
  • Maegan Mansfield, Project Manager, BFW Engineers

The Investor Council also recognized Bob Johnston for his service on the Paducah-McCracken County Industrial Development Authority from 1997 – 2021.

Glen Anderson, Bruce Wilcox, Bob Johnston, J.P. Kelly


If you would like to become an investor, please contact Bruce Wilcox at 270-408-4824 or


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