One East KY CEO Named to “40 Under 40” List of Economic Developers for 2017

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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Chuck Sexton, President and CEO of One East Kentucky (OEK) has been named as one of the “40 Under 40” for 2017. He joins a prestigious list of disruptive economic developers challenging the industry standards of economic development.

Chuck Sexton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.  As President/CEO of One East Kentucky he is charged with championing the OEK region for business recruitment purposes and working closely with partners throughout the nine county service territory.

“Chuck is turning heads in the economic development industry with his leadership and ideas,” said Golden Shovel Agency VP of Sales, John Marshall. “To be named to the 40 Under 40 list shows the high level of regard he holds among his peers in Kentucky and nationally.”

The recipients of the “40 Under 40” award were announced by Development Counselors International at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Jacksonville, FL on Monday, January 30, 2017.

ONE EAST KY is a non-profit, privately funded economic development organization focused on recruiting new jobs and investment to our region.  One East KY represents the nine counties in Kentucky’s beautiful Appalachian region. The business communities in Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Perry and Pike counties have joined to provide prospective industry the resources they need to discover all Eastern Kentucky offers.

You can get in touch with One East Kentucky to learn more about their economic development efforts:

Chuck Sexton, CEO
1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Suite 205
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

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