PCDC Hires Sally Sadd to Help Grow County

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9 Sep 2020

The Phelps County Development Corporation has hired Holdrege resident Sally Sadd as its new Director of Business Services.

Sadd began her new position on August 31 and will administer PCDC’s GO! Programs, assist and encourage local business owners and entrepreneurs, administer the high-demand jobs scholarship program and engage with employers to recruit, develop and retain talent.

“I wanted to work at PCDC because it is a job that has meaning and purpose to me,” Sadd said. “I want to help people and build relationships. Here at PCDC, we work as a team to better our community, where we live and raise our families.”

PCDC Executive Director Ron Tillery said nearly two dozen job seekers applied for the position that was recently vacated by Carley Bruning, who is now the development director in Thayer County. After interviews with selected finalists, Tillery said he is pleased to add Sadd to the PCDC team.

“We are impressed with Sally's work ethic and her professionalism,” Tillery said. “Although a newcomer to economic development, her experience and skill sets transfer very nicely. Based upon her past performance and ability to interact well with a broad range of people, we predict she will grow quickly into the demands of this position.”

Prior to coming to PCDC, Sadd worked as a customer service representative at Lundeen-Isaacson insurance for five years.

“I had a great opportunity to meet a lot of people in our community working at Lundeen-Isaacson,” Sadd said. “I'm excited to get out into the community to meet new people in my new position and see how we can help grow their business and Phelps County.”

Sadd has lived in south-central Nebraska for most of her life. She grew up and graduated from Wood River and then lived in Grand Island until moving to Holdrege in 2014.

Her family includes three daughters, Lexi of Grand Island, and her fiancé Blake Grossart; Libby, who graduated from Holdrege High School a few years ago and now works in Holdrege, and her significant other, Andrew Larsen; and Laikin, who is a freshman in high school.

Sadd and her family are active in the Trinity Evangelical Free Church. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, decorating, going to the lake, shopping and visiting wineries.

The Phelps County Development Corporation works together with investors and partners to grow a vibrant Phelps County economy. PCDC’s work includes attracting residents, recruiting new and retaining existing businesses and manufacturers, securing a quality workforce and promoting Phelps County as a great place to live, work and conduct business. PCDC is funded through private investors supplemented by program income from LB840, approved by voters, which directs city sales tax proceeds to economic development.