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 came 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. Before the creation of Kyndle in 2014, Schneider was president of the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce for five years and was named Kentucky Chamber Executive of the Year for 2015. A graduate of the University of Evansville, Schneider spent more than 20 years in journalism before being named president of the chamber in 2009.
Board Memberships Schneider is a founding board member of BridgeLink, which advocates for the building of the I-69 bridge over the Ohio River. He is a board member of Kentuckians for Better Transportation and is chairman of the Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation. He is a member of the Henderson Leadership Initiative’s Class of 2008 and now serves on HLI’s board of directors. He also serves on the boards of the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office, Henderson County Farm Bureau and the Henderson Community College Foundation.
Personal Life 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.