Our team works together to support business & industry in the community.

Meet Our Staff

Bethany Shockney


Office: (256)-232-2386
Mobile: (334) 590-0423
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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.

Tiffany Hagood

Project Coordinator

Office: (256) 232-2386
Mobile: (931) 703-3952
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Coming on board in June of 2019, Tiffany brings real estate and construction, as well as relationship building and community development experience to her Project Management role.  Tiffany is a native of Limestone County and a graduate of Athens State University.

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.

Executive Committee

Taz Morrell, Chairman

Morrell Engineering

Daryl Williamson, Vice Chairman

Limestone County Water Authority

Leah Stephens, Treasurer

T&C Stamping

Steve Carter, Appointed

City of Athens Utilities

Joseph Southers, Past Chairman

First Metro Bank

Board Members

Chris Allen

Regions Bank

Chris Anderson


Joe Burke

Athens State University (Ex-Officio)

Dick Chittam

Dick Chittam Realty

Tommy Coblentz

Bryant Bank

Randy Comer

Athens Limestone Hospital

Tracy Compton

Town of Elkmont (Ex-Officio)

Collin Daly

Chairman, Limestone County

Tony Dillon

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

Jason Hennessee

Dunn Building Company

Bryan Johnstone

Pepper, Johnstone, & Company

Chris Kern


Lynn Lane


Naomee Lazo


John Lucius


Ronnie Marks

Mayor, City of Athens

Tony McCormack

Progressive Realty

William Ming

Ming Enterprises

Russ Mitchell

First National Bank

Jim Morgan


Beth Patton

Athens City Schools

Phillip Rymiszewski

Carpenter Technology

Randy Shearouse

Limestone County Schools (Ex-Officio)

Teresa Smith

Alabama Farm Credit

Bob Thompson

Bank Independent

Dr. Phillip Way

Athens State University

Jennifer Williamson

Greater Limestone County Chamber

Lifetime Board Members

  • Mike Cole
  • Lakin Collins
  • James Craig
  • Charles Durham
  • Barbara Hodges
  • Terry McCormick
  • C.H. McDaniel
  • Steve Meagher
  • Stanley Menefee
  • Jack Skipper
  • Nancy Stevenson
  • Jack Thompson

Get in Touch

Limestone County Economic Development Association
101 South Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611

Call us at (256) 232-2386
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