136 Second Street, Suite 500
Henderson, KY 42420

Henderson, KY - Beginning this year, Kyndle has officially split into two separate organizations as announced in September 2019. The names of the two new organizations are the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Economic Development. New physical locations for both organizations, new websites, social media pages and email addresses are underway.  
These changes will provide more efficient services and a greater return on investment for both the chamber members and the economic development investors.  For the Chamber side, it will continue to serve the business community in Henderson through network opportunities, advocacy, and economic sustainability efforts. It will also continue to develop a sustainable structure of membership benefits, to demonstrate business support and to enhance our business community. 
For the Economic Development organization, although economic development will be more specifically aligned with Henderson-Henderson County, the emphasis & importance for regional economic development – working with the immediate surrounding counties & neighbors in all directions will continue. Economic Development will continue to support existing industries, implement and expand workforce development strategies in our Henderson region, and communicate opportunities available for interested industry outside our region and state.  Economic Development’s strong working relationships with local, regional, & state economic development officials will continue.
Henderson Chamber of Commerce
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will be moving to 114 North Main Street in downtown Henderson. Its new website domain will be www.hendersonkychamber.com on January 9. Along with the physical location and website, the email addresses will be updated to reflect the new website domain name. The phone number will remain 270.826.7505.  The staff will be Ellen Redding, President, John Mathias, Director of Communications and Information Technology and Donna Warren, Events Coordinator. 
Henderson Economic Development
Henderson Economic Development will be moving to 207 North Elm Street in downtown Henderson. Its new website domain will be www.hendersonkyedc.com on January 9.  Emails will be updated to reflect the new website domain name as well. The staff will be Whitney Risley, Director of Existing Industry & Workforce Development and Stephanie Lucas, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant. Along with Risley and Lucas, a new executive director will be announced soon for this economic development entity. Northwest Kentucky Training Consortium will be housed in the Henderson Economic Development office and the Heat Lab will remain on Barrett Blvd. in the old Peabody Building. 
We are kicking off the new year with exciting changes.  Be sure to check out the new websites on January 9 and the new social media platforms for both The Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson Economic Development.

Job Title:          Executive Director of Economic Development

Reports To:       Economic Development Board

Salary Range:    $60,000 - $80,000/annually

Location:          Henderson, Kentucky

Summary of Organization: 

The economic development organization is focused on helping the retention and growth of existing industries in Henderson and Henderson County, attracting new industries to our community, and working to secure new capital investment and jobs here.  

Highlights of Position:

This position serves as the organization’s primary manager. The director will oversee all aspects of the organization’s activities, serve as its primary spokesperson, and represent the organization at appropriate community events.  The director will work closely with the board to develop strategies and initiatives and keep the board well-informed of the organization’s progress.  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A passion for Henderson and the region
  • A strong desire to build positive relationships within the community and surrounding areas as well as with local, state, and national economic development colleagues and government officials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn economic development techniques and practices 
  • Ability to manage confidential and critical client/project information
  • Ability to manage a small staff, organization finances, and office functions 
  • Ability to be self-directed and a team player who works well with others 
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize under tight deadlines
  • Ability to prepare annual budgets and long-range financial forecasts
  • Knowledge of current software programs for office management and communications, including experience in the use of social media platforms
  • Ability to understand and interpret economic development data and statistics
  • Willingness to travel on business-related matters 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the board of directors

All resumes should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 23, 2019.  

Henderson Seeks New Economic Development Leader

HENDERSON, Ky. – The board of directors for the newly forming economic development agency for Henderson and Henderson County is accepting applications for its executive director position.

KYNDLE, the community’s combined economic development and chamber of commerce organization, is being reorganized at the end of December. The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will be reconstituted as an independent entity with Ellen Redding serving as president, while the economic development arm, which has yet to be given a name, will be doing the same but with a new executive. The new executive director will be charged with leading efforts to recruit new industry to Henderson and Henderson County, assisting existing industries here, and aiding local entrepreneurial, workforce, and educational initiatives.

“We need an energetic, hard-working person who’s familiar with Henderson to take on this important job,” said Tony Krampe, KYNDLE Policy Board Chairman and Henderson Market President for Old National Bank.  Krampe will serve as chairman of the new economic development organization’s board. “Even more than technical experience, our board thinks having sincere passion for Henderson and our region as well as the willingness to collaborate with partners, build relationships, and communicate effectively are the key qualities we’re seeking in applicants.”

In addition to Krampe, members of the new economic development board include current KYNDLE board members Jennifer Keach, Communications Director for Big Rivers Electric Corp.; Bob McIndoo, Co-owner of Windimere Farms; and Richard Beaven, Co-owner of Air Hydro Power; as well as Dr. Jason Warren, President of Henderson Community College; Ben Johnston, President of Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group; Brian Hawkes, President of Audubon Metals; Leslye Krampe, Commercial Accounts & Economic Development Specialist at Kenergy; Tom Beckert, Vice President of Brenntag Mid-South; Brad Schneider, Henderson County Judge-Executive; and Steve Austin, Mayor of Henderson. 

“I think we have a strong board of directors who all understand how crucial it will be to hire an effective, dynamic executive director,” Krampe said. “We’re all eager to find that person and then get to work doing what we can to help grow the economy here.”  

Job description information and other details are posted at www.kyndle.us.

All resumes should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 23, 2019.