Executive Director Brad Jackson has over twenty years of experience in economic development, focusing on business attraction, expansion and retention.  Prior to joining KRDA/First Park, he ran The County of Franklin Industrial Development Agency, a New York public authority,  and was a member of the award winning team that redeveloped the former Griffiss Air Force Base.  He also served as a Civil Affairs Officer with the US Army, particpating in post-conflict economic development in the Balkans and Iraq, and worked with the World Bank and USAID providing international development services in Afghanistan.