- Talent Programs Manager and Executive Directors of Leadership Owensboro
Jessica Shely Kirk, the Chamber’s Talent Programs Manager and Executive Director of Leadership Owensboro was born and raised in Lexington, KY. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned her Bachelors in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy.
After graduating from UK in three years, Jessica moved from Lexington to be with her husband, Owensboro native Dave Kirk, Public Information Officer for Owensboro Public Schools. She is a Board Member for CASA of the Ohio Valley, is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Owensboro, and serves as the staff liaison for Chamber Young Professionals.
Jessica is the mom of a Schnoodle named Hopsen, and loves her role as in-house Barista for the Kirk household. Jessica fills her free time traveling and exploring new places with her husband. Local coffee and dog shops are always a “must stop” on their travel adventures. On game days, you’ll probably spot her in blue. Go Cats!