Corey Mehaffy, executive director of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council (NEMO EDC) has announced that the NEMO EDC has hired a new administrative assistant.

Corey Mehaffy, executive director of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council (NEMO EDC) has announced that the NEMO EDC has hired a new administrative assistant.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the NEMO EDC I am excited to welcome Melissa Kempke to our staff. Melissa has extensive experience in public service with a number of accomplishments and I am confident that she will be a great fit for our organization,” he said.

Kempke joined the staff of NEMO EDC on April 29. Prior to joining the NEMO EDC team, Kempke served as both the deputy clerk and county clerk for Pike County, Mo., from 2002 through 2012 and from 2012 through 2018 respectively. Prior to the clerk’s office, Kempke served in the office of the Pike County prosecuting attorney. In addition, she worked with Mid-County Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Kempke also holds an FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Certification.

“I am thrilled about this opportunity and cannot wait to get started,” said Kempke. “The NEMO EDC region continues to grow with significant investment and reinvestment projects. There are numerous benefits for business investment in the region and I look forward to assisting existing businesses, local entrepreneurs and working with companies that are looking to make new investment in the area”

NEMO EDC Board President Hal Benedict said, “We are very happy to welcome Melissa to the NEMO EDC team. We believe her skillset and experience are a great fit for our organization and we are excited about the future for NEMO EDC and our partners.”

Mehaffy said, “Melissa has served in a variety of public offices and she brings a wealth of experience that will benefit our organization. I am excited to welcome her to our team and I am confident she will make valuable contributions from day one.”

Mehaffy added, “I would like to thank Kim, Rita and the staff at the Missouri Job Center in Hannibal for their assistance in screening applications and administering pre-assessment testing. Their assistance was invaluable.”

NEMO EDC works to promote financial investment in Hannibal, and Marion and Ralls Counties. For more information on the organization, please visit their website atwww.nemodev.org.