Region 2000 names CEO

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Megan Lucas is Altavista’s economic development director.

Virginia’s Region 2000 has tapped Altavista’s economic development director to become its CEO.  Megan Lucas will start the new role in June.

The Lynchburg-area business and economic development alliance recently restructured. The reorganization has led to an increased emphasis on economic development marketing of the region and a greater role of technology stakeholders on the alliance board.  Region 2000 serves Lynchburg; the towns of Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox, and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Bedford.

“I’m looking forward to being involved with Virginia’s Region 2000 Alliance to ensure that this growing, economically diverse region meets head on all of its new and exciting challenges and opportunities,” Lucas said in a statement. “We are going to re-energize our marketing efforts in support of local economic development officials and strengthen Region 2000’s connection to local technology businesses. Regionally we are going to generate awareness, generate discussion and generate investment.”

Lucas worked as a senior-level executive for more than a decade promoting high-level operations, economic, community, and business development, governmental alliances, and financial-planning goals for different organizations.

She moved to Virginia in 2012 with her husband Tory L. Lucas, a professor at Liberty University School of Law.  Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. and a master’s degree from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

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