Operating as an Extension of Your Team

APEX works well with business because we understand business. Our leadership and staff are comprised of seasoned professionals and executives with extensive experience leading private sector organizations.


Staff Listings

Rachel Johnson

President & CEO

Economic Development

Rachel joined APEX in September 2022 and leads the organization as President and CEO. Throughout her career, she’s cultivated strong community relationships and advocated for industrial projects that support job growth, career development and economic investment throughout the region. At APEX, she works to drive...

Mickey Pearson

Business Recruiter

Economic Development

With nearly a decade of experience in talent acquisition and recruiting operations, Mickey Pearson joined APEX as the Business Recruiter in March of 2024. In this role, he leverages his expertise in strategic outreach, relationship building, and market analysis to attract new businesses across the...

Laurie Kramka

Project Manager

Economic Development

Laurie Kramka joined APEX in January of 2024.  Her responsibilities include tracking and managing the implementation of APEX projects.  To effectively fulfill these requirements, Laurie is responsible for defining project scope and objectives, managing schedules and work plans, identifying resources, networking with stakeholders and organizations,...

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