Brittaney Johnson President/CEO

Brittaney joined GOEDC, December 2018. Brittaney earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and is a graduate of Oklahoma University’s Economic Development Institute where she completed advanced coursework focusing on business retention & expansion, marketing, and real estate development.

Brittaney comes to Owensboro having previously served as the Executive Director of the Posey County, Indiana, Economic Development Partnership. Johnson was honored by The Tristate Business Journal with their “Top 20 Under 40 Award” in 2018, Posey County Young Professional of the year 2017, Elks Citizen of the Year 2017, Kiwanis Presidential Award 2015. Prior to serving in her economic development capacity in Posey County, Johnson served as the Posey County Director for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Brittaney and her husband Matt have two daughters, Amelia and Ellie.

Becky McCubbins Senior Director, Economic Development

Becky has been with the organization since 1995. Her current responsibilities include data collection services, in-house & digital marketing and serves as the administrator for the organization’s Salesforce account, Statebook International account and the organization’s websites. She also manages the available properties in the industrial park of the MidAmerica Airpark, and manages information on sites and buildings for the organization. Becky previously managed the Centre for Business and Research. She held previous positions with the organization as existing industry manager and office manager. Previously, she was employed by the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Owensboro Community College.

Becky has received a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University in Systems Management with Leadership emphasis as well as an Organizational Leadership Certificate. She also holds an Associate of Arts from Murray State University. Becky has received extensive training through the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics International Business and Management Center and Kentucky Institute for Economic Development. She has received professional training from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Institute of Economic Development in economic development Marketing Attraction and Business Retention and Expansion. She has received a Certification in Business Incubation Management through the International Business Innovation Association and is a graduate of the 2002 Leadership Owensboro.

Becky is a member of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, International Economic Development. Previously held membership in the International Business Innovation Association, Social Media Marketing Society, Owensboro Society for Human Resources, Business Retention & Expansion International, Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and National Association of Workforce Development Professionals.

Becky enjoys learning new skills, playing golf, photography, and traveling with family and friends.

Sidney Riney Manager, Business Office and Communications

Sidney Riney is the Business Office and Communications Manager at GOEDC. She is a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and Western Kentucky University where she earned a bachelor’s in corporate and organizational communication and a minor in marketing. Sidney has also achieved her certification in basic Economic Development from KIED. She is 2019 Leadership Owensboro graduate and a member of Chamber Young Professionals. Growing up, Sidney has been involved with the community of Owensboro through her work on the family farm, known as Riney Farms, by being a vendor of the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market for the past several years. She is also a board member of the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market. Sidney completed an internship in Owensboro with 92.5 WBKR, where she received the opportunity to converse with more citizens around the tristate. She enjoys being involved in community development and hearing stories that the people of Owensboro have to share.

Elizabeth Griffith Manager, Business Retention and Expansion

Elizabeth Griffith has been the Executive Director of the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center since June 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Master of Public Administration from Western Kentucky University, where she was named the 2016 WKU Potter College for Arts and Letters Outstanding Graduate Student of the MPA Program.

Ms. Griffith is a 2017 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 honoree and is a graduate of the Leadership Owensboro Class of 2019. She is an active member of Impact 100 Owensboro, the Junior League of Owensboro, the Women’s Guild of Owensboro and Chamber Young Professionals. She is a board member of Impact 100 Next Generation, the KET Friends Board, and was appointed by the Governor in 2016 to the board of directors for the Kentucky Arts Council.