Terry Gill, who served for eight months as vice president of GLI’s EnterpriseCorp, has accepted the position of Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development under the Bevin administration.
Gill and his family left Louisville for Cincinnati last fall so he could take a job as the president of the eastern division of OneTouchPoint. OneTouchPoint is “a single source, marketing execution services provider,” according to its website.
In his new state cabinet position, Gill will be charged with talent acquisition and retention and job and investment attraction to the region.
“Kentucky is poised for unparalleled success in the years ahead,” Gov. Matt Bevin said in a press release announcing the appointment. “Thanks to a new pro-business majority in the legislature and our focus on eliminating bureaucratic red tape, Kentucky is becoming more business-friendly by the day. Terry brings integrity, business competence and a passion for economic development that will foster a stronger environment for job creation in every region of Kentucky. The Commonwealth is on track to becoming the undisputed engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence in America.”
Prior to his work at EnterpriseCorp, Gill was entrepreneur-in-residence and managing director of Louisville-based Access Ventures, which recently was named a “Best for the World Fund” for its impact investment. He remains on the Access Ventures board. Before that he was president and CEO of FetterGroup, a Louisville-based printing company, which he sold in 2013.
“Over the past year Gov. Bevin has set the stage for the Cabinet for Economic Development with initiatives to reduce needless red tape and assist in workforce development,” Gill said in the release. “We have a lot of work to do, but given the incredible assets we possess, I’m confident we will succeed in growing the state’s economic base.”
Gill’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2017.