Chase Cobb has been name director of economic development with the Pike County Economic Development Corp., following the retirement of Marsha Gaylard.
A Pike County native, Cobb is a graduate of Pike Liberal Arts School, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jones School of Law. He comes to the Pike County post after spending six years as director of government affairs for the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.
“We were diligent and expansive in our search for a new director,” said John Ramage, chairman of the Pike County Economic Development Corp. “We could not be more excited about the knowledge, experience and love for Pike County that Chase Cobb will bring to this position.”
“Pike County has grown so much in the past decade and I am honored to have the opportunity to partner with the county, the cities of Troy, Brundidge, Goshen and Banks and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce to help grow the county even more,” Cobb said.
Troy Mayor Jason Reeves said he looks forward to the state-level perspective Cobb will bring to the job, while Pike County Commission Chairman Robin Sullivan called the section of Cobb “a gamechanger” that can take the county’s economic development to the next level.