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HandMade in America appoints Glenn Cox as executive director

Nov. 7, 2013 – The Board of Directors of Initiative partner HandMade in America in Asheville has appointed Glenn Cox as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Glenn has over 20 years of professional community & economic development experience in Memphis, Tennessee and rural West Tennessee. Since July of 2009, Glenn has been vice president of the Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee, a nonprofit focusing on economic development in the six rural counties in Tennessee along the Mississippi River.

For 12 years prior to that, Glenn served as the president and executive director of the Memphis Community Development Partnership (MCDP). During his leadership at MCDP, Glenn managed over $4 million in grants for operating support and technical assistance to Memphis-area nonprofit community development corporations.

Glenn has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead HandMade in America,” said Cox. “HandMade is the perfect blend of my professional passion for community and economic development with my personal love of craft art and deep respect for artists and artisans.”

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