Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

330 North King Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Brittany K. J. Brady


A native of Henderson County, Brittany is passionate about her community. With a background in place marketing, Brittany started with the Partnership in 2010 focused on marketing and business recruitment to ensure a sustained industrial base in Henderson County. When she is not marketing Henderson County, she is enjoying the many natural assets the region has to offer, traveling to new spaces, enjoying a show and spending time with family and friends.

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Burton Hodges

Industry Relations Director

Burton grew up in Charlotte, NC and after visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains all of his life, decided to make them home in 2011. Burton attended school at nearby Brevard College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Communications. His responsibility within the organization is maintaining relationships with existing employers and ensuring that they have the resources to grow and be successful in Henderson County. Burton is a live music enthusiast, knows his way around a kitchen, and can usually be found hiking on the weekends

Melissa Maybin

Administrative Assistant

Melissa is an 8th generation native of Henderson County. She has holds a personal investment in her desire to contribute to the advancement of her hometown, watching it continue to blossom to its greatest potential. Melissa holds Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is dedicated to her role in which she assists in many aspects of the organization, while supporting the team as a whole. Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, and also oversees and manages the operations of their family business, Rock Creek Containers.

Chelsea Ward

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Chelsea was originally born in Hendersonville but grew up outside of Charlotte, NC. Her family goes back many generations in calling Henderson County home and she recently moved back to the area to do the same. Chelsea comes from a marketing background spanning the last 7 years, where she has implemented various marketing techniques to increase business retention. As the newest member of our team, she is looking forward to bringing some new ideas to the table for our combined goals of seeing Henderson County’s economy thrive. In her spare time, she enjoys all things food, spending time with friends and family, and discovering new things about this area she never knew existed.

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