Carrie Dillard has joined the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce as Programs and Public Policy Director. Dillard will be responsible for the Chamber’s focus on workforce development initiatives and programs and the Chamber’s business advocacy efforts including the development and communications of the Chamber’s legislative agenda.
Most recently Dillard was the Editor of The Paducah Sun. She joined The Sun in May 2014. She was promoted to Editor in 2018, managing a staff of 14 at The Sun and other weekly newspapers owned by Paxton Media Group.
She worked previously at other Kentucky newspapers in London and Morganfield.
Dillard served on the Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors, as a state-at-large member, from January 2017 to January 2020. She was named KPA’s Most Valuable Member in 2019.
Dillard graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.