QACETD Welcomes Two Talented Interns to Its Team

Emily Godfrey and Kenyon Smothers Join QACETD Team as Interns

Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development (QACETD) is excited to announce the addition of two new interns – Kenyon Smothers of Centreville, MD, and Emily Godfrey of Sudlersville, MD.  Each brings fresh perspectives and a passion for business to our team.

Kenyon joins QACETD as a high school intern from QAC High School and has a passion for business and real estate development. He demonstrates QACETD’s commitment to fostering talent and providing opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in economic development. He has been an invaluable asset to opening our new visitor center location and developing planning for career coaching centers. We believe Kenyon’s enthusiasm and dedication will make a valuable contribution to our organization.

Reflecting on their new role, Kenyon remarks, “Like I always say, let today be the start of something new! I am so excited to start this position. I can’t wait to see where this department takes me. Also, to show me how a real business works!”

Joining us as a senior in college, Emily brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly enhance our team’s capabilities. Emily’s academic achievements and dedication to personal growth align perfectly with QACETD’s values of excellence and constant innovation.

A rising senior at Colorado State University, studying Business Administration and Economics, Emily is someone who truly embodies the spirit of economic development. With a strong background in business from her family’s farm and a natural ability to connect with others, Emily will play a vital role on our team for economic development. Emily’s talent for creating compelling content will be instrumental in helping current students find career opportunities.

“I had a great first day as an intern with the Department of Economic and Tourism Development for Queen Anne’s County!” said Godfrey. “I am excited to spend this summer learning about the ways QAC supports local businesses and helps our community thrive.”

QACETD warmly welcomes both Kenyon and Emily. Stay tuned for more updates on the amazing work done by Kenyon, Emily, and the rest of our team!

“I look forward to working with both Kenyon and Emily,” stated Heather Tinelli, Director of Queen Anne’s County Economic and Tourism Development.  “We wanted to provide opportunities for students to explore careers in Tourism and Economic Development and plan to continue to offer these opportunities in the future.”

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A valued resource, connector and catalyst, the Department strengthens Queen Anne’s economic and community vitality, showcases the county’s culture and character; and supports sustainable growth opportunities for residents, businesses, and visitors.


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