Announcing PCEDP Interim Executive Director, M. Michelle Hudson

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Posey County Economic Development Partnership (PCEDP) has appointed M. Michelle Hudson as its Interim Executive Director.

Michelle has been with PCEDP since the inception in 2006 and brings a strong commitment to our Organization and our Community.  Over the next few weeks she will be working closely with Brittaney Johnson and Becca Straub to insure a smooth transition of the daily activities and will play a critical role in helping to move forward our strategic initiatives.  Michelle will also be working directly with the search committee to recruit our new executive director as she guides us in building a comprehensive transition plan.

Michelle is a Realtor with Shrode Agency and will continue to serve her clients in addition to her work for the PCEDP.  Her experience with the Economic Development Commission of Southwest Indiana, United Way of Posey County (Past President) and Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce as well as her depth of knowledge of our community organizations and unwavering commitment to our Posey County Community make her the perfect fit for this transition.  We are so very blessed that Michelle has agreed to step in to fill the role and she is looking forward to serving in this critical part-time position.

Michelle stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity to support PCEDP during this time of transition and to work in collaboration with our Board of Directors, our stakeholders, Posey County municipalities, our great organizations, and our business and community leaders to welcome new leadership and our next phase of organizational growth.”

She added: “I hold a deep appreciation for PCEDP’s past leadership and I look forward to upholding our unique role bringing business, education, and community leaders together to help grow business and opportunities for Posey County and to advance the initiatives of our organization.”

We are extremely grateful to Michelle for taking on the Interim role as we seek a new Executive Director and transition PCEDP leadership. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors with the support of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwestern Indiana is initiating a comprehensive search for a new Executive Director. We have established a search committee to help guide the process and are seeking the input of staff, board members, the business community, education leaders, local officials, and others as we move this process forward.

About the Posey County Economic Development Partnership

The Posey County Economic Development Partnership, incorporated in November 2007, with a Board of Directors comprised of 35+ area business leaders and municipal officials, is an organization made possible by public and private funding which helps attract and retain businesses by partnering with local and regional businesses and agencies which provide services that promote the Posey County community.  Posey County is home to SABIC Innovative plastics business, Astra-Zeneca, BWX Technologies, WSICountryMark, and the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, the 6th largest inland port in the U.S, and many other quality businesses and industries.

As a center for advanced manufacturing, Posey County is also known for its plastics business, bio and life sciences, advanced logistics and energy with partners such as Vectren, Hoosier Energy and Duke Energy.

Other partners include:  Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, City of Mount Vernon, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Town of Poseyville, and the Town of New Harmony.


Thank you for your continued support as we move on to a great new chapter for PCEDP.

Posey County is On the Move,

Joseph Neidig , Vice President of PCEDP Board of Directors and Chair of Search Committee


Andrew Wilson, President, PCEDP Board of Directors