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PED search for new leader narrows

BY DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com

After receiving a narrowed list of candidates from a nationwide search, Paducah Economic Development officials are getting ready to conduct interviews to find a successor to outgoing President/CEO Chad Chancellor.

According to Stan Eckenberg, search committee chairman, the group met Wednesday with its consultant, Dan Logan, of Logan Development Group. Chancellor is leaving PED on Sept. 16 to start his own business.

"He presented to us a list of candidates for our committee to review," Eckenberg said. "Our next step will be bringing in some folks in person."

Eckenberg declined to say how many candidates were on the narrowed list, citing confidentiality agreements search committee members signed. The search yielded "a good number of very qualified candidates," Eckenberg said. "We had interest nationwide."

According to Eckenberg, the process is on schedule. Ideally, the committee would like fill the position by the end of August, he said, to allow some time to overlap with Chancellor.

The transition will ultimately depend on the selected candidate's availability, he said.

When he came to PED in 2010, Chancellor rebranded the organization with a new slogan, website and staff. During his tenure, in addition to helping create hundreds of jobs, he led the effort to establish a new office headquarters for PED and the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce with the renovation of a historic landmark in downtown Paducah.

He also played a role in establishing a Murray State University branch campus in Paducah and having PED assume administrative responsibility of EntrePaducah and the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization.

Contact David Zoeller, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8676.

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