Tri-ED & Tri-EF Boards of Directors

Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Northern Kentucky Tri-ED), a nonprofit corporation under the auspices of the Fiscal Courts in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, is governed by a seventeen-member Board of Directors.
Current Board Chair
Kris Knochelmann
Judge-Executive, Kenton County

Members of the Tri-ED Board

Boone County

  • Gary W. Moore, Chair-Elect, Judge-Executive
  • Aaron Bludworth, Fern
  • John H. Hawkins, Pathfinder – MPI Consulting
  • Charles L. Session, Duke Energy

Campbell County

  • Steve Pendery, Immediate Past-Chair, Judge-Executive
  • Kimberly Halbauer, Fifth Third Bank
  • John Hengelbrok, W. J. Baker Co.

Kenton County

  • Kris Knochelmann, Chair, Judge-Executive
  • James Dressman, DBL Law
  • Karen Finan, Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance
  • Shad M. Sletto, EGC Construction Corporation

Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance

  • Andrew Hawking, BB&T

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

  • Robert A. Heil, Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers, PSC
  • David P. Heidrich, Zalla Properties

Tri-County Economic Development Foundation

  • Julie K. Hopkins, Ashland, Inc.

Ex-Officio Members of the Board of Directors

  • David A. Armstrong, Thomas More College
  • Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Brent Cooper, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Candace S. McGraw, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Gerry St. Amand, Northern Kentucky University
  • Jack Moreland, Southbank Partners
  • Johnna Reeder, REDI Cincinnati

Members of the Tri-EF Board

  • Julie K. Hopkins - Chair, Ashland
  • Jane Garvey - Vice-Chair, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Chris S. Bell, PNC Bank
  • Richard Colvin, Strauss & Troy
  • Adam M. Davey, VonLehman
  • Jennifer Doering, Chas. Seligman Distributing Co. Inc.
  • Sarah Giolando, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Michael F. Hall, Citi
  • Dan Kruse, Mazak
  • Mark Palazzo, Huntington Bank
  • Thomas A. Prewitt, Graydon
  • Kevin P. Whelan, Opus Capital Management

Financial Statements

To access Tri-ED's published budgets, please visit the Kentucky Department for Local Government and follow the below steps:
  1. Click on Special Purpose Governmental Entities (left sidebar)
  2. Click on Public Portal (left sidebar)
  3. SPGE Name is: Tri-County Economic Development Corporation
  4. Click Search
  5. Click View
Tri-ED's most recent cash and financial position statements, as well as Board minutes are available under the Downloads section of this page.