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Commerce Lexington announces addition of Klever, Vandegrift to Economic Development Division


Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Economic Development Division recently filled two positions on its team, including project manager and administrative and marketing positions.

Cheryl Klever

Cheryl Klever has been named as project manager for Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Economic Development Division. For the past seven years, she has worked in the nonprofit sector to develop relations, connect community and manage various projects aimed towards enhancing economic opportunity within Central Kentucky.

Since 2016, Klever has participated in Commerce Lexington’s Leadership Visits to gain better knowledge and understanding of how Lexington thrives. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She enjoys frequent travel with her husband and two children, near and far. Her all-time favorite vacation destination is her mother’s homeland country of Belize in Central America.

Katie Vandegrift

Katie Vandegrift has been added to Commerce Lexington Inc.’s economic development team as an administrative and marketing assistant. Katie came to Central Kentucky nine years ago and knew instantly it would be her forever home. She graduated from Midway University and has worked in administrative roles in the equine and banking industries and has served on multiple boards, including the Woodford County Economic Development Authority and Midway Renaissance, Inc.

Katie lives in Midway with her husband, son, two dogs and two cats and enjoys volunteering for the community in her off time.

Commerce Lexington Inc. is an 1,800-plus member-driven organization that seeks to promote economic development, job creation, and overall business growth in Lexington and its neighboring communities, while strengthening its existing businesses through its many programs and services. Commerce Lexington Inc.’s ECONOMIC FOCUS centers on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups, business expansion and retention, and new job creation; workforce development; connecting people and businesses; advocacy; community, minority, and small business development; and the cultivation of local and regional leadership.

From Commerce Lexington Inc.


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