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Kilgore EDC Welcomes Business Development Manager

In mid-March Kilgore EDC welcomed Sonya Waters to the new position of Business Development Manager. Sonya brings experience in marketing, event management and client relations to her role as well as extensive knowledge of the Kilgore community from her previous position as Community Relations Manager with the City of Kilgore. 

Sonya moved to Texas in 2017 from Australia, where she worked in marketing and event positions with companies such as automotive brand Isuzu UTE Australia and the national recruiting agency for the Australian Defence Force. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Hotel, Tourism and Event Management from the University of Queensland.
As Business Development Manager, Sonya will focus on the needs of existing primary employers, support recruitment and marketing activities and work with community partners on workforce development. 
Sonya is a member of the Business Retention and Expansion International, Texas Economic Development Council and is an active member of the community, serving on several community boards such as SAFFE and Reel East Texas FIlm Festival, where she is the current president of the board.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Sonya directly at [email protected] or (903) 985-8118. 

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