Chuck Sexton
Job Title: 
Member — Economic Development Agency
Biography Summary: 
Chuck Sexton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. In January of 2017, Sexton was named a Top 40 Under 40 Economic Development Professional by DCI at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit. 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. Prior to taking this leadership role, he spent 5 years as Director of Economic Development in Paducah, KY. As part of Team Paducah, Chuck worked in recruitment, marketing, existing industry, and entrepreneurship development. The organization successfully recruited 1200 new jobs and over $90 Million in new investment during his time there. Chuck is also extremely active in the Economic Development industry: • Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED): Chair-Elect 2017, Secretary/Treasurer 2016, Board of Directors since 2013 • Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC): Kentucky State Director 2014-2016 • Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC): Executive Board as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director 2014-2016 • Chair of KAED Education Committee • Member of Japan/American Society of Kentucky (JASK) • Top-Level Contributor to Kentucky United • Member of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) • Hazard/Perry County Economic Development Board of Director