Madison Silvert, President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.
A five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 157 candidates based on their exceptional contributions to the economic development industry. The award’s program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing.
Scott McCain, Chairman of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, said “On behalf of The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and Staff, I want to congratulate Madison on the prestigious award of being named one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development. This award is well deserved for a young man that brings passion and a tireless work ethic to the position of CEO of the GOEDC every day and truly loves what he is doing. Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky is very fortunate to have such a young leader in Madison focusing on making this community and region a better place through his various economic development initiatives. Through Madison, this award brings national and international exposure to this community and region and all the positive attributes we have to offer.”
Madison was selected as the President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation in 2013 following an extensive search. Prior to his role as CEO, Madison served as the Executive Vice President of GO-EDC concentrating heavily on entrepreneurship and start-up company development. Madison is also an attorney, formerly of Owensboro’s own Thacker Law Firm, and is a certified urban planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.
DCI’s 40 Under 40 award was designed to discover the economic development profession’s rising stars.
“The people chosen by the selection committee represent a bright future for the economic development world,” said Andy Levine, president of DCI. “They are a new breed of results-driven place makers. We’re very pleased to see Madison Silvert among the winners.”
DCI officially announced the winners last night at an awards reception during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Palm Beach and will feature an in-depth profile of each on its website during 2015.
For more information on DCI’s 40 Under 40 winners, visit www.aboutdci.com/40under40.