Elizabeth Griffith Director of Existing Industry and Workforce Development


Elizabeth Griffith, a native of Owensboro, is the Manager of Business Retention and Expansion at the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. She is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College where she obtained her degree in Communications, and Western Kentucky University where she completed her Masters in Public Administration in 2016. Prior to her time at the EDC, she served as the Executive Director of the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center in Owensboro.  

Elizabeth is an active member of the Junior League of Owensboro, Impact 100 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, the Owensboro Sister Cities and Regions Board, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin in 2016 to the board of directors for the Kentucky Arts Council. Elizabeth was named a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 honoree in 2017 and is a graduate of the Leadership Owensboro Class of 2019. 

Elizabeth enjoys cultivating relationships with our existing industries and sharing with others in our community about their local economic impact. She looks forward to assisting them with their business needs and watching them and the Owensboro community grow.