LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greater Louisville Inc. has hired Ben Pratt for the chamber’s newly created position of chief of regional economic growth and senior vice president. Pratt brings more than 10 years of experience in economic development within both local government and chambers of commerce.
Most recently, Pratt worked as economic development director for Erie, Colo., and served as co-chair of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.’s Economic Development Professionals Group. Prior to that, he served as vice president of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership in Erie, Penn.
Pratt received his certified economic developer (CEcD) certification from the International Economic Development Council and an executive education certificate in urban design from Harvard University. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts from Mercyhurst University.
In the new role, Pratt will manage the regional partnership and GLI’s project pipeline. He will also work with local county partners like Louisville Forward and One Southern Indiana to attract new businesses to the region. Pratt will oversee GLI’s economic growth team, which includes Charles Helms, GLI’s director of economic development, who joined the team in February.