EDA Hires New Executive Director

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4 Jan 2021

The Board of Directors of the McMinn County Economic Development Authority is pleased to announce that Lindsey Ferguson has been hired as Executive Director. This announcement comes as a result of the retirement of Kathy Price effective December 31, 2020.

Ferguson is a graduate of Bryan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management. She is a graduate of the 2017 Leadership McMinn Class through the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ferguson has been involved with several economic development projects in the region including the Dayton Waterfront and Recreational Master Plan, Morgan County Water Improvement Plan, Cumberland County Plateau Partnership Park and most notably the Brushy Mountain Development which ultimately led to the Brushy Mountain facility being used as a tourism destination.

“We are most pleased and excited to have Lindsey leading the MCEDA going forward.  Lindsey brings a great deal of talent and experience to our office, and we are looking forward to a very bright future for her and our office” said Chris Adams, MCEDA Board President.   

Originally from Roane County, she is married to Todd Ferguson; and they have one daughter, Mila, and son, Tyler. The couple resides in Athens.