Elizabeth Carlton is responsible for overseeing all external marketing and public relations activities as well as trade show coordination and special events for Temple Economic Development Corporation
Before joining Temple EDC in 2011, Elizabeth served as Business Retention Specialist with Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. She has also served as the Office Manager for Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) in Washington, D.C. In 2006, Elizabeth moved to Texas to serve as Marketing and Research Coordinator in the Economic Development Department for the City of North Richland Hills. She began her career in economic development in 2004 when she joined the Madisonville/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation as Project Manager where she oversaw the business retention program and assisted in the recruitment of new and expanding industries. A native of Madisonville, KY, Elizabeth graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.
She has completed the Kentucky Institute for Economic Development Basic Course, and graduated from The University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. She has been active in the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, Texas Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council.