The Panhandle Area Development District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Venable as the new Executive Director of PADD.
He takes over for Jeff Kelley, who has been with PADD for 22 years, the last five as Executive Director. Kelley announced his retirement in January to become effective June 30, but will stay on until December 31, 2020.
A panhandle native, Venable is a graduate of Mitchell High School and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is married to his wife Crystal, and they are the parents of three children.
The Panhandle Area Development District is one of eight development districts in Nebraska and cover the 11 counties of the panhandle.