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Edward "Beau" Necco

Father, CEO

Beau Necco is a father of two daughters and a Social Entrepreneur. Growing up in Appalachia, he learned how to create something out of nothing. It was great training for learning how to get past “no.” His first office in Huntington, WV was a mere $100 a month including utilities. 20 years later, Necco employs over 500 people and contracts with nearly 2000 foster parents in 22 locations, in four states.

Learn more about Beau Necco.


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Bob Carpenter

Father, Coach, Chief Operations Officer

Bob Carpenter has 23 years of experience building families. Beginning his journey with Necco in 1999 as a Home Resource Coordinator, Bob is an example of Necco’s “Home Grown Management” philosophy. He is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. He is also currently pursuing his M.B.A. at Miami University's Farmer’s School of Business. When Bob isn't helping others build families, he's spending time with his own - traveling, fishing, and coaching.


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Pamela Priddy

Chief Strategy Officer, M.Ed., LPCC

Pam Priddy is Chief Strategy Officer for Necco. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Necco’s overall strategy of building families and extending holistic services to underserved communities.

Pam’s ability to thoroughly understand child welfare from every angle has fueled her 20+ year career in social services. Licensed as a LPCC-S in KY, coupled with an MBA from Xavier University, her unique blend of experience and education provides a vision of unexpected opportunities that only a social entrepreneur could recognize and act upon.

Pam’s dedication to cultivating relationships within the industry is recognized by many and she continues to serve as a liaison to profoundly disrupt the child welfare system.

Pam was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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Mark Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Necco, Mark was with one of the nation’s top public accounting firms. During that time, he provided auditing and accounting services to numerous private business and nonprofit organizations. In addition, he provided transaction (M&A) advisory services on twenty business combinations with deal values ranging from $5 million to $290 million. He is at his best when working in a multi-disciplinary team. He prides himself on bringing a proactive, easily-implemented approach to managing the organization’s finances. Mark is a CPA and holds a BBA from the University of Cincinnati. Go Bearcats!


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Rob Goodwin

Chief People Officer

Since 1999, Rob Goodwin has been building families with Necco. A lifelong advocate for disadvantaged children and families, Rob found his calling and passion. Most recently, Rob became our first Chief People Officer, overseeing the Human Resources Department. He is a natural at building strong teams and leaders within the company. A champion of Necco’s corporate culture, he teaches it, models it, and lives it. Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Ohio University and a Master’s in Adult and Technical Education Training and Development from Marshall University.


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Stephen Hahn

Chief Administration Officer

A native of Northern Kentucky, Stephen joined Necco in November 2017 as the Chief Administrative Officer. This is Stephen’s first foray into the world of child welfare. Previously he worked in IT Strategy, business intelligence, and analytics for over 15 years. He is instrumental at bringing together both the business and technologic sides of Necco, and will continue to help guide the company as they respond to increasing growth. Stephen’s first job was as a backpacking guide, he continues to enjoy the outdoors and backpacking with his family.


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Randy Bake

Marketing/Communications Director

Built upon a harmonious blend of social change, branding, and design, Randy’s gutsy storytelling aims to position Necco as one of the most innovative and trusted brands.
Prior to joining Necco, Randy served nearly 20 years as a writer, designer, trainer, and customer analyst for one of Fortune 500’s most admired companies.

Recognized with multiple Addy Awards, Randy’s collaborative passion continues to make a distinct mark in the creative community. Randy holds a BS in Consumer Behavior from the University of Cincinnati and his HBDI score in the “Yellow” quadrant is insanely out-of-balance.


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Frank Mizell

Executive Director Georgia

Frank is from Rockledge, Florida and joined Necco in 2018, bringing 23 years of experience in Human Services. Frank began his career at Devereux Florida's Residential Hospital, where he dedicated 17 years of service, followed by 7 years leading community programs throughout Florida and Georgia. Frank has a thorough knowledge of Juvenile Justice Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Change and Organizational Leadership. He brings a unique blend of knowledge, experience and charismatic leadership that aligns with Necco's vision and culture. Frank holds a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management and a MBA from Webster University. When he is not wearing his progressional hat, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends; traveling, exercising and always making the best of moments.


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Greg Thompson

Executive Director Ohio

Greg began his career with Necco as a case manager in 2005. After earning his law degree from the University of Louisville, Greg returned home to Necco,to eventually become Necco’s first Ohio State Director. As the director of teams in Cincinnati, Dayton and South Point, as well as The Necco Center in Pedro, he is on a mission to grow Necco of Ohio to new heights. Greg's absolute commitment to children, and passion for winning, promises great things for Ohio. He puts his talent to work every day, growing that state’s limitless potential to build families.


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Kelly Adkins-Conley

Executive Director Kentucky

Kelly Conley has served the children, families and staff of Necco for a decade and counting. Though she has held six positions throughout her journey, she provides the same high-quality, hands-on service as Kentucky’s Executive Director as she did as a Case Manager. Her leadership style has propelled Necco into the future of building strong communities for the families and children of Kentucky.


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Amy Kennedy-Rickman

Executive Director West Virginia

A native of Southern OH, Amy has worked in the social services field for nearly 16 years and has been with Necco for five years. She started as the Treatment Director of the Huntington office. She soon worked her way up to Program Director, a position she held for nearly 4 years. Amy holds a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of WV. Amy believes in Building Families and works toward that goal by overseeing three West Virginia offices on a daily basis. Amy lives with her husband of 14 years and their four dogs.

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