Bethany T. Shockney has been with LCEDA since March 2019, bringing 32 years of experience in various roles in workforce and economic development in both Alabama and Tennessee. Bethany received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Education in Vocational Education from Alabama A&M University.
Limestone County native, Blake Williams has been with LCEDA since November 2022. Blake brings several years’ worth of experience in the communications industry to LCEDA. He attended Mississippi State University where he studied Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.
He serves on various community boards and committees including the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Limestone County Board Representative, Athens Rotary Club Board of Directors, CASA of North Alabama Board of Directors, and Athens Main Street Promotions Committee.
Blake was named the 2022 Young Professional of the Year by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association and has won several awards through the Public Relations Council of Alabama and the Southern Public Relations Federation.
During his free time, Blake likes to travel, play pickleball, and spend time with his family and friends.
The Board of Directors consists of up to thirty members elected by the membership for one-year terms. These individuals are representatives of government, industry, businesses, and professional organizations throughout Limestone County.