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Our Team

Jennifer Baker

President & CEO


Jennifer Baker is president and CEO of CREDC, where she leads the development and execution of business attraction and community engagement efforts. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and modern languages from Pacific University and a master’s degree in international policy studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Clint Hendricks

Vice President of Business Development

Clint Hendricks is the VP of Business Development for CREDC and is responsible for managing all business recruitment, retention and expansion activities. Clint holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Jill Walters

Director of Business Engagement

Jill Walters is the Director of Business Engagement for CREDC and responsible for business retention, expansion, and developing new economic development initiatives that advance Clark County’s Comprehensive Economic Development plan. Jill holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Concordia University – Chicago. Jill is passionate about enhancing existing businesses, K12 and higher education learning, and contributing to our thriving community.

Eliyah Eells

Senior Communications Manager

Eliyah Eells is the Sr. Communications Manager at CREDC and is responsible for investor and media communications. Eliyah holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Washington State University Vancouver. She is passionate about fostering clear communication.

Julia Krivoruk

APEX Accelerator Advisor

Julia is an APEX Accelerator Advisor for CREDC and is responsible for assisting small businesses interested in public procurement opportunities as a channel for business growth. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Seattle University. Julia is passionate about assisting small business growth in the greater Clark County with a focus on veterans, minority, and women owned businesses.

Kim Cheatley

Fiscal Administrator

Kim is the Fiscal Administrator for CREDC and is responsible for administrative and accounting support. Kim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Washington University.

Angie Samaniego

Operations Coordinator

Angie is a recent Fort Vancouver High School graduate and a previous Running Start student at Clark College. Angie works as a coordinator for CREDC’s board and event communications and scheduling. Angie supports internal team operations and procurement arrangements.  


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