The Wayne County Development Alliance, Inc. Board of Directors announced today that Crystal Gettys will join the organization in the capacity of president. Crystal Gettys comes with a wealth of experience in economic development, having spent the last seven years at the Lincoln Economic Development Association where she was instrumental in recruiting companies on both a national and international level. Mrs. Gettys’ efforts have resulted in over $128,680,000 in announcements for Lincoln County.
Mrs. Gettys joins the Wayne County Development Alliance, Inc. to continue the WDCA’s success in economic development efforts in Wayne County. Crystal will lead economic development initiatives by developing and executing a strategic plan aimed at attracting new businesses and supporting the growing Wayne County industrial community. Mrs. Gettys comments,
Kevin Kornegay, Board Chairman stated, “Crystal’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes her a key addition to the Wayne County Development Alliance.” Neal Benton, WCDA board member, adds, “We view Mrs. Gettys’ appointment as a sign of our commitment to being a leading organization in our industry. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Crystal’s caliber to fulfill this role.”
Crystal serves on the board as committee chair for Junior Achievement – Lincoln County. She has also served on the board for the Downtown Development Association and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Getty is scheduled to begin her position as President of the Wayne County Development Alliance on December 1st.