FT. MITCHELL, KY (April 6, 2021) – The BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY) announced that Tom Banta, Managing Director of Corporex Companies, was named Chair of the Board of Directors. Former Chair Bob Heil is now Vice-Chair and will lead a new investor campaign on behalf of BE NKY to bring new funding to the economic development company.

“The BE NKY Board of Directors and I are grateful to Bob Heil for stepping up to lead the company during a time of transition. Bob has always gone above and beyond in serving the Northern Kentucky community,” said Tom Banta, BE NKY Board Chair. “As Chair, Bob brought private sector leadership to BE NKY for the first time in more than 30 years and the organization and community have benefitted tremendously. I’m glad that we will continue to benefit from his expertise as he remains on the Board.”

“The last two years at BE NKY have been a building phase and I’m proud of where the company is now but there is still work to be done,” shared Heil. “Northern Kentucky is a successful community but if we want to be a leading destination for talent and companies, we need to empower BE NKY to do more with private sector investment. I look forward to this next chapter, leading the investor campaign for BE NKY.”

BE NKY is governed by a twenty-three-member board of directors, comprised of business and community leaders, who are unpaid volunteers. The nominating committee, including the Judges Executive from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, approves nominees who are then considered and appointed by the full board of directors. 

About BE NKY

BE NKY serves as the primary economic development entity for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, providing marketing, business retention and expansion services for the region.

BE NKY’s vision is opportunity and prosperity for all Northern Kentuckians.