GLI Announces New President

GLI President Richard CraigThe Kix team would like to congratulate Craig J. Richard, Greater Louisville Inc.’s new President & CEO.

Craig comes to GLI from the Greater Houston Partnership where he has been serving as its Chief Economic Development Officer since 2008. He will officially begin his position as GLI’s new President & CEO on January 7, 2013.

His strong leadership experience and track record of economic development success makes him the perfect candidate to lead GLI’s growth strategies. In a phone interview with the Courier Journal, Richard said, “In the chamber world, Louisville is one of those top notch organizations that people admire. I had to leap at the opportunity.”

His background includes experience in economic development and chamber leadership, and he has held past positions with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Greater Dallas and Arlington, Texas Chambers of Commerce.

Craig holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.

Kix looks forward to having Craig join our board of directors and help our region continue to grow and prosper.