- President & CEO
The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GOEDC) announced the appointment of Mark S. Snell as President and CEO effective October 9, 2017. Mark is a native of Owensboro and graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and attended Brescia University. He earned a B.A. in government from Western Kentucky University and graduated from U.K. College of Law, with honors, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The Kentucky Law Journal. He also served as News Director for WOMI – WBKR, and Public Affairs Director for the Green River Area Development District (GRADD).
Out of law school, Mark was recruited by a Houston-based international law firm, Baker Botts. He recently retired from BP plc as a senior executive. He held both Divisional General Counsel and Business Division CEO positions during his 20-year career with BP. Mark has been involved in the Houston community, being named “One of Five Outstanding Young Houstonians”, a Regional Finalist for the White House Fellowship Program, and a Graduate of Leadership Houston.
Mark is married to Laura with two sons, Stephen and Jack.