FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 28, 2016

Kansas Center for Economic Growth announces new executive director
Heidi Holliday to take reins of KCEG in September

The Kansas Center for Economic Growth (KCEG) has announced Heidi Holliday as its new executive director. Holliday replaces the organization’s founding executive director, Annie McKay, who recently resigned to serve as president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children.

“I’m thrilled to join the team at the Kansas Center for Economic Growth,” said Holliday. “As a native Kansan, I am deeply concerned about the state’s failed tax policy and the impact it is having on local communities. I look forward to continuing KCEG’s work advocating for commonsense tax reforms that will stabilize the Kansas economy and truly stimulate business investment.”

With more than ten years of experience in public policy and advocacy, Holliday’s background is highly centered around economic equity. Since 2012, she led the Rosedale Development Association in Kansas City, Kan., as executive director and CEO. She has worked closely with local government, residents, businesses, universities, and other nonprofits to advance community initiatives. From March 2009 through November 2012, she also served as the program director for the Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative. Holliday was born and raised in Wichita, Kan. She received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and Bachelor of Arts from Bethel College.

“KCEG has developed a reputation for credible research and analysis of important issues impacting the Kansas tax code and budget,” said KCEG senior fellow Duane Goossen. “I am confident Heidi’s experience and energy will strengthen the Center’s mission of shared prosperity for all Kansans.”

Holliday officially begins work on September 6, 2016.

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