Madison Silvert

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Madison is the President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Centre College, and then earned his Juris Doctor and special certification in regulatory law and policy from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2001. Madison then went into private practice for six years, first in Louisville, and then returning to Owensboro in 2003.

In 2007, he joined the Economic Development Corporation as its first Vice President of Entrepreneurship and High Tech Development where he went on to develop the eMerging Ventures Center for Innovation and then the Centre for Business and Research, a 47,000 square foot business incubator in downtown Owensboro. As a certified business incubation manager by the National Business Incubation Association and a graduate of the national Venture Capital Institute, Madison has spoken nationally at various conventions and symposia on the subject of rural economic development.

In 2013, Madison was named President and CEO of the EDC. Madison is also an Urban Planner, having passed the comprehensive planning exam, giving him the designation of a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. With his wife Amy, he has three children: Emma, Lilly and John Crawford.