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.
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.