The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance made a major staffing announcement.
According to a release, Hardin County native Jon Cross will serve as its new President/CEO and Director of Business Development.
Cross said he will take what he's learned since being away and apply it to his new position, "We want to try to take our message and our marketing tools beyond the borders of Hardin County, and really search both regionally, across the state, nationally and even globally, so I'm glad they reached out. I'm excited and accepted without any hesitation. I've enjoyed California. It's provided my family and I with some great opportunities, but I also understand the importance of giving back to the community, and I'm ready to come back and give back."
Cross will start in October of this year. Current Director Jacqualine Fitzgerald will transition to the roll of the Director of the Downtown Development Division, and Economic Development Director John Hohn will work with Cross during a planned 15 month transition period starting in October.