Elizabethtown, Ky. – The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation (EHCIF) board announced today that Andrew “Andy” Games will be joining the organization as its first-ever vice president. Games comes to EHCIF after fifteen years with Kentucky Farm Bureau.
“The Industrial Foundation will be extremely busy supporting BlueOvalSK Battery Park at the Glendale Megasite. The board wanted to be proactive and hire someone who could hit the ground running, and we found that in Andy,” said EHCIF Board Chairman Greg Pawley. “We have a strong commitment to the existing industry in our community and the mission of the Foundation to create jobs and elevate Hardin County. As a lifelong resident, Andy shares our passion for economic growth in the region and is a familiar face to many in Hardin County. His determined, outgoing leadership will be of great value to EHCIF.”
As recently announced, Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation will develop two electric battery plants in what will be known as the BlueOvalSK Battery Park located at the Glendale Megasite. The anticipated investment of $5.8 billion will create 5,000 new jobs and is the single largest economic spend in the history of the state of Kentucky.
“I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to serve Hardin County in this new role with EHCIF. As someone who has lived here all my life, I have watched the region grow and prosper thanks to the commitment of local businesses, manufacturers, educators and leaders,” said Andy Games. “I’m excited to be directly involved in this next chapter with Ford Motor Company, SK Innovation, and the dozens of existing manufacturers that call our community home. I look forward to meeting and working with future investors to promote all that Hardin County has to offer.”
Games is an active volunteer in the community as well. He is a former board member for the Elizabethtown Education Foundation, serving as board chairman from 2014-2020. He is also a board member for the Down Syndrome Association of the Heartland. Additionally, Games is a Deacon at Crossroads Baptist Church of Elizabethtown. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and Elizabethtown High School.