- Interim President/CEO
Sharla joined Big Rivers as the Director of Risk Management and Strategic Planning in 2013, and assumed her current position as Director of Legislative Affairs & Governmental Relations in January 2014. She focuses on serving as a liaison between Big Rivers, policy makers, legislators and governmental agencies in order to garner input and provide feedback on current and pending legislation affecting the energy industry. Sharla also provides assistance with economic development, PR, communications and community relations.
Previous roles include Commercial Accounts & Economic Development Specialist at one of Big Rivers’ Member-Owners, Kenergy Corp; Existing Industry Manager for the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation; Project Manager for the Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation; and director of the Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission.
Mrs. Wells holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from Murray State University. She is originally a native of Hanson, KY and presently resides in Newburgh, IN with her husband Brian and three stepsons.