David Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, will be the featured speaker for the May Power in Partnership monthly breakfast of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Kentucky representing more than 90,000 employers. During Adkisson's seven years at the Kentucky Chamber, the organization has grown substantially, increased its professional staff to six lobbyists, expanded its headquarters in Frankfort and emphasized governmental relations.
Adkisson is originally from Owensboro, where he began his career working for the local Chamber of Commerce. He was later elected mayor of Owensboro. He also served as president of the Birmingham, Ala., Chamber of Commerce for six years. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and has a master's degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Ohio Room at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Non-power cardholders should make reservations by 5 p.m. Tuesday to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce at 270-443-1746 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.