Elizabeth Griffith Mudd, a native of Owensboro, was hired as President of Kentucky Lake Economic Development (KLED) in 2023. She is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College where she obtained her degree in Communications, and Western Kentucky University where she completed her Master’s in Public Administration. Elizabeth recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUEDI), which is the premier organization dedicated to training economic development professionals and is fully accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Prior to her time at KLED, she served as the Director of Existing Industry and Workforce Development at the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.
Elizabeth is a member of Impact 100 Owensboro, is a board member on the KET Friends Board, and the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. In 2016, she was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to the board of directors for the Kentucky Arts Council where she served for five years. She was named a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 honoree in 2017, is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Owensboro and a 2021 graduate of Elevate Kentucky. She is married to Taylor Mudd, Assistant Athletic Director of Development for Murray State University.