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Tri-ED Names New Vice President for Economic Development

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) announced Monday the hiring of Kimberly Rossetti as its new vice president of economic development.

Rossetti begins her new job on Monday, August 19.

“As Tri-ED continues to expand, it is imperative to have someone with Kimberly’s experience and skills to help us grow job development, talent, and improve the business environment in Northern Kentucky,” said Lee Crume, Tri-ED president and CEO. “We look forward to working with you.”

“Welcome to Tri-ED,” said Bob Heil, chairman of the board. “We’re excited you’ll be bringing your successful economic development experience from Lexington to us in Northern Kentucky.”

Rossetti has more than fourteen years of economic development experience in the Lexington area. She most recently served as vice president for economic development at Commerce Lexington, Inc. There, she recruited new companies to the city, helped existing businesses expand, and worked to develop start-ups. She worked with a wide-range of industries and companies, including Tiffany & Co., J.M. Smucker Co., A&W Restaurants, and Valvoline.

In Lexington, Kimberly also managed marketing initiatives for the regional economic development group, the Bluegrass Alliance, and Lexington’s economic development efforts.

She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in public relations and advertising, and from the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute.

“With her extensive economic development experience, there is no better person for this role,” Crume said. “I have no doubt Kimberly will succeed here at Tri-ED.”

-Staff report