About Us


Our Leadership

Our executive leadership team includes individuals who have spent more than 40 years in Public Service and other Leadership Roles in the community.

Our Team

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Frank Willis

Frank Willis has been the Executive Director of the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership since 2012. He previously served as the mayor of the city of Florence from 1995-2008 and also owned a construction business, Willis Construction Company, which was started by his father many years ago. Frank has served on many boards including the Northeast Strategic Alliance (NESA) and the Florence County Economic Development Authority. Frank and his wife, Marguerite, reside in Florence with their three Labrador retrievers.

Frank Willis Photo

Monica Perry

Monica Perry holds a BS degree in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky and has completed the SCEDA Institute class. She has worked for a number of agribusiness firms primarily in Kentucky. She is responsible for organizing meetings and events, updating the website and writing the newsletter.