Emily Estes-Cross is the city of Kennewick's new economic development manager.
Kennewick City Manager Marie Mosley said in a statement that Estes-Cross will promote job growth, help foster a diversified economic base and support local businesses.
"She exemplifies our core values of integrity, inclusiveness, communication and stewardship," Mosley said.
Estes-Cross has almost 20 years of marketing and business development experience in the Tri-Cities, most recently at Charter Media and KNDU TV.
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She is the former owner of the Maurer Group, where she managed the national Unlimited hydroplane racing sanctioning organization and agricultural and trade assoc-
iations, and served as the director of the Tri-City Water Follies Association. She is a graduate of Washington State University.