Ken Hurst joined VEDP in January as Managing Director of Asia in the Business Attraction division. Prior to working in economic development, Ken served in senior-level roles at several global Tier 1 automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers, including SAF-Holland GmBH, Benteler Automotive and GKN plc. He is excited for the opportunity to bring a private-sector perspective to job creation in the Commonwealth and proud to be a part of VEDP’s vital mission to Virginia.
A native Richmonder, Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and is happy to be back after living in Michigan, North Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia. He has been married to his high-school sweetheart, Debbie, for 29 years and has two adult children, Hilary and Bahen.