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Amarillo EDC Hires Sabrina Meck As Director Of Workforce Attraction & Retention

The Amarillo EDC is pleased to announce that we have hired Sabrina Meck as the Director of Workforce Attraction & Retention.

Within this role, Meck will focus her efforts on local programmatic events and national recruitment campaigns designed to strengthen the workforce availability in the Amarillo MSA. She will begin her role with the AEDC February 8, 2018.

“We are very excited to establish this new focus area within our organization,” Barry Albrecht, president & CEO of the AEDC, said. “The dedication, skill and tenacity of the workforce in the Texas Panhandle are some of our area’s greatest assets. Unfortunately, as our recent strategic plan illustrated, Amarillo struggles to retain top graduates and employees necessary to keep our economy growing.

"We believe that Sabrina can work closely with our area educational institutions and employers to strengthen employee recruitment and retention while also marketing our community to those outside the Panhandle looking to advance their careers in a vibrant city.”

A 2013 graduate of West Texas A&M University, Sabrina comes to the AEDC having previously served with the West Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) where she worked closely with area entrepreneurs and small business owners. In her role at the SBDC, Meck consulted companies in areas such as social media marketing and branding. She also coordinated monthly business education workshops targeted to new small business owners.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the Amarillo EDC. Given my history with the WT Small Business Development Center, I can see the momentum this new position will bring to our city and to the Texas Panhandle,” Meck said.

“I look forward to building relationships between businesses, employers, community leaders and the academic sector. Through this focused effort, the Amarillo EDC will highlight the best of Amarillo and successfully position our community as the best place to advance your career."

A longtime resident of the Texas Panhandle, Meck serves on the Board of Directors for The Hope & Healing Place and is a member of the Amarillo Business Women organization. She is also an active member of Pathpoint Fellowship Church.

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