Brad Hufford Named Associate Director-Retention and Expansion
GREENVILLE, NC (October 10, 2013) – The Pitt County Development Commission is pleased to announce the selection of Brad Hufford as Associate Director-Retention and Expansion. Hufford is filling a position left open since August and will be responsible for working with existing industries as well as providing support for entrepreneurship efforts in Pitt County including the Technology Enterprise Center, the County-owned business incubator.
“We had many applications for this position, and interviewed some outstanding candidates,” said Wanda Yuhas, executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission. “Mr. Hufford’s exceptional credentials and excellent interpersonal skills impressed our interviewers. We are very fortunate to have a person of his caliber and experience join our team.”
Hufford is a Greenville resident with over 9 years of experience in the economic and community development fields. He holds undergraduate and MPA degrees from East Carolina University and has completed economic development coursework through the UNC School of Government.
Most recently, Hufford has worked as the community and economic planner for the Town of Ayden. Past positions included planner and coordinator positions with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. His work at both the local and the state level gives him a comprehensive perspective on economic development.
“Brad has served the Town well for the past 13 months, and it speaks volumes about him and the Town of Ayden that the Pitt County Development Commission has recruited him to assist with economic development for the County,” said Adam Mitchell, Ayden Town Manager.
Hufford is also a member of several professional associations related to economic development, including the North Carolina Economic Developers Association and the North Carolina Downtown Development Association.
"I am very excited to be joining the team at the Pitt County Development Commission. I look forward to working with Pitt County's dynamic business community and engaging economic development stakeholders across the county," said Hufford. "It is an incredible opportunity to continue my career in the county I am proud to call home."
Hufford will begin working with the Pitt County Development Commission on October 28.
About Pitt County Development Commission
The Pitt County Development Commission recruits new industry and supports existing industry in Pitt County, NC. Its mission is to promote job growth, diversify the County’s economy, and expand the local tax base.