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Becca Hardin Named President of Bay EDA


Today, in their joint Executive and Investors Meeting, the Executive Committee of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance (Bay EDA) named Becca Hardin as President of the organization. Hardin joined the Bay EDA in October, of last year, as Senior Vice President and was named Interim President in November when it was announced that then Executive Director, Neal Wade, had accepted an opportunity with the University of Alabama.


“Becca and I have spent the last 90 days meeting the leadership of the Bay County and her enthusiasm, knowledge and excitement made a great impression on everyone. We have no doubt that she is the perfect person for this job,” said John Juchniewicz, Chairman of the Bay EDA.


Hardin moved to Bay County from Columbus Georgia where she gained over 14 years of experience in economic development, with 13 of those years as Executive Vice President of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.


“I’ve been blown away by the incredible assets that we have to market in Bay County. I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with our partners and stakeholders to bring high wage jobs to the area,” said Hardin. “There is so much potential in Bay County. My family and I are so excited to become a part of this community, and we’ve already made investments in our future here.”

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