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Amarillo EDC selects new President/CEO

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors named Kevin Carter the new President and CEO on Monday, effective Apr. 1. (ABC 7 Amarillo-Steve Douglass){/p}

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors named Kevin Carter the new President and CEO on Monday, effective Apr. 1.

Carter’s selection was confirmed Monday during a Board of Directors meeting, following an extensive search for the city’s new economic development leader. The appointment comes after former President/CEO Barry Albrecht submitted his resignation in November, citing a family illness.

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We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Carter as the new President and CEO of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation,After an extensive search where we met with many qualified candidates, we believe Kevin will provide the right leadership to advance the competitive goals we have set as an organization.

said Laura Street, Chairman of the Board.

Kevin is an experienced economic development professional who has continually demonstrated his commitment to advancing Texas businesses. We have no doubt he will bring this same passion, along with a wealth of innovative ideas, to Amarillo.

In his new role, Carter will work closely with the Amarillo community to recruit, retain and expand businesses in the area with a focus on creating quality, high-wage jobs for area residents.

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