Department: Economic Development
Colby Kirk serves as President & CEO of One East Kentucky, leading industrial recruitment and economic development marketing activities for the nine-county region. Colby previously led the startup of a non-profit community and economic development organization named One Harlan County in Harlan, Kentucky. He also served two years as a Teach For America (TFA) Corps Member teaching high school mathematics in the TFA Appalachia region. Colby is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Finance and is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. He is committed to playing a role in diversifying the economy of central Appalachia.