Episode 134. Ed Webb – Former President/CEO, World Trade Center of KY. (2008-2019)
Ed Webb thrives on the challenges of business, change, and growth.
Ed became president and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky in 2008. He oversees the operations and strategic direction for global trade and international trade organizations. In addition, Ed is responsible for strengthening businesses in Kentucky and supports economic development by facilitating import and export opportunities.
Ed reports to a 35-member board of directors, including the governor of Kentucky, the mayors of Louisville and Lexington, and other high-level business leadership from across Kentucky. In addition, Ed has spoken on numerous panel discussions on trade and serves on many board positions.
He was the founding executive director of the Frasier Museum. He frequently traveled to the U.K., negotiating a historic agreement with the British Royal Armouries to form a long-term collections loan agreement with the Frasier. This was the first international collection of its kind outside of the United Kingdom.
Ed enjoys running, reading, and traveling. He and his wife, Jill, have three grown children.