Judge Executive: Brad Schneider
The Henderson County Judge/Executive oversees the fiscal business of Henderson County which includes a budget of over $20,000,000.
Brad Schneider was elected Henderson County Judge/Executive in November, 2016, to fill out the term of former Judge/Executive Hugh McCormick, who passed away from complications of surgery earlier in the year.
Schneider comes to county government after spending the previous two-plus years as CEO of Kyndle, a regional economic development agency for Henderson, Union, Webster and McLean counties. Kyndle also serves as the chamber of commerce for Henderson County. Before the creation of Kyndle in 2014, Schneider was president of the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce for five years. During his tenure, Schneider led a resurgence of the chamber that saw membership grow by 30 percent and the organization became a recognized leader on such projects as the building of Interstate 69 in Kentucky, a renewed focus on business-friendly processes, regulatory enforcement and customer service in city and county government; and educational and training support for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
A graduate of the University of Evansville who earned a degree in mass communications in 1991, Schneider spent more than 20 years in journalism before being named president of the chamber in 2009. He became interim president and CEO of Northwest Kentucky Forward, an economic development organization, in March of 2013 and helped lead the effort that resulted in the merger of the chamber and Northwest Kentucky Forward into Kyndle.
Schneider is a founding board member of BridgeLink, an advocacy group he helped found to advocate for the building of the I-69 bridge over the Ohio River. He is a board member of Kentuckians for Better Transportation and is treasurer of the Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation. He is a former board member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and former chairman of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives. He was named Kentucky Chamber Executive of the Year for 2015.
He is a member of the Henderson Leadership Initiativeís Class of 2008 and now serves on HLIís board of directors.
Schneider is married to the former Kelly Blanford, a Henderson native who is CEO of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. They have two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas, and attend Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson.
Brad may be reached at 270-826-3971 or by E-Mail