News & Events

FCEDC Hosts Leadercast Women

Leadercast Women is an empowering and inspiring one-day conference focused on transforming women and men into powerful leaders. The speakers, which are simulcast to training rooms throughout the world, are female leaders who shared experience and wisdom through nine sessions scheduled throughout the day. The event was hosted October 19, 2018 at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center in Archbold, Ohio.  Nearly 100 men and women participated in the simulcast event hosted by the FCEDC.

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FCEDC Hires Assistant Director

Kelly Carey recently became the second Assistant Director for the FCEDC. She replaced Shannon Shulters, who recently took a position with MetalX, a company the FCEDC recently helped find a location in Fulton County.

Kelly brings experience in business development, planning, and training and leadership.  She attended the University of Michigan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Urban and Regional Studies. Kelly was proud to be a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and graduated with High Distinction and University Honors.

Previous to joining the FCEDC, Kelly worked in management for a restaurant group for six years.  She was responsible for developing new training programs implemented nationally.  She was part of the expansion team that opened restaurants in new markets.  Kelly is proud to have been selected to work and learn with an internship in Disneyworld through the Disney College Program.  She found a passion for community development while working with Urban Neighborhood Initiatives and the Ruth Ellis Center both in Detroit, Michigan. She continues to be involved in the Gaelic League Irish-American Club of Detroit.  She is also a member of the American Association of University Women and is active in their scholarship foundation.

Kelly enjoys traveling and has been very fortunate to have traveled extensively for competitive dance, including Irish dancing on the White House lawn.  She also loves to bike, hike, and swim.  She has three very talented sisters, two nieces, and one nephew.  Kelly lives in the Village of Archbold with her boyfriend and their rescue dog, Fiona.