The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation board of directors announced Thursday that Andrew “Andy” Games has been named the organization’s first vice president.
Games comes to EHCIF after 15 years with the Kentucky Farm Bureau. His father, Rick Games, is the foundation’s COO.
âThe Industrial Foundation will be extremely busy supporting BlueOvalSK Battery Park on the Glendale megasite. The board wanted to be proactive and hire someone who could get started, and we found that in Andy, âEHCIF board chairman Greg Pawley said in a press release. . âWe have a strong commitment to the existing industry in our community and the Foundation’s mission to create jobs and uplift Hardin County.
âAs a longtime resident, Andy shares our passion for economic growth in the area and is a familiar face to many in Hardin County,â said Pawley. âHis determined and outgoing leadership will be of great value to EHCIF. “
As recently announced, Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation will develop two electric battery factories in what will be known as BlueOvalSK Battery Park located on the Glendale megasite. The planned investment of $ 5.8 billion will create 5,000 new jobs and is the largest economic investment in the history of the state.
âI am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to serve Hardin County in this new role with EHCIF. As someone who has lived here my entire life, I have watched the region grow and prosper through the engagement of businesses, manufacturers, educators and local leaders, âAndy Games said in the statement. “I am delighted to be directly involved in this next chapter with Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation, and look forward to meeting and working with future investors to promote all that Hardin County has to offer.”
Games is an active volunteer in the community. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Elizabethtown Education Foundation, of which he served from 2014 to 2020. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Down Syndrome Association of the Heartland.
Additionally, Games is a deacon at Crossroads Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Elizabethtown High School.