Brad Schneider was elected Henderson County Judge / Executive in 2016 and re-elected without opposition in 2019.
Schneider came to county government after spending the previous two-plus years as CEO of Kyndle, a regional economic development agency for Henderson, Union, Webster and McLean counties. Before the creation of Kyndle in 2014, Schneider was president of the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce for five years and was named Kentucky Chamber Executive of the Year for 2015. A graduate of the University of Evansville, Schneider spent more than 20 years in journalism before being named president of the chamber in 2009.
Board Memberships Schneider is a founding board member of BridgeLink, which advocates for the building of the I-69 bridge over the Ohio River. He is chairman of the Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation and serves on the boards of Henderson Economic Development, the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office, Henderson County Farm Bureau and the Henderson Community College Foundation.. He is a member of the Henderson Leadership Initiative’s Class of 2008 and now serves on HLI’s board of directors. He is the chairman of the Green River Area Development District and a board member of the West Kentucky Coalition. At the state level he serves on the boards of Kentuckians for Better Transportation, the Kentucky County Judge-Executives Association and the Kentucky Coal and Mineral County Coalition.
Personal Life Schneider is married to the former Kelly Blanford, a Henderson native who is CEO of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. They have two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas, and are members of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Parish in Henderson.