Our team works together to support business & industry in the community.
Meet Our Staff
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.
Amber Turner, Project Manager of Limestone County Economic Development Association has more than 20 years of experience in workforce development and human resource management. She works to attract and assist in the recruitment of domestic and international businesses in Limestone County and expand LCEDA’s existing industry visitation and retention support initiatives. Turner was appointed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship Council in 2019. She and her husband, Johnny, live in Athens with 4-year-old Charlotte. During her limited spare time, Amber loves to organize, spend time with family, and read.
Blake Williams, TMP
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.
Meet Our Board
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.
Randy Moore, Chairman
Tommy Coblentz, Vice Chairman
Kim Whitworth , Treasurer
Steve Carter, Appointed
Dr. Jimmy Hodges
Dr. Randy Shearouse
Dr. Catherine Wehlburg
Lifetime Board Members