Sexton, who retired from Corning Incorporated in Harrodsburg in 1996 as corporate liaison communications officer and event coordinator, most recently served as an administrative assistant to the president and human resources officer at Matsushita Home Appliance Company in Danville.
"I was involved in community relations projects at both companies, and that gave me a good feel for my new position with the Chamber," she said. "The Mercer Chamber of Commerce is an important part of the business world in Mercer County, and I look at this as an opportunity to help expand its role."
Sexton said her Mercer County upbringing gives her a vested interest in the area's commercial development.
"Mercer County will always be my true home," she said. "My father was a barber and Mercer County businessman, and I know the importance of having a chamber of commerce that works for its members."
Webb said Sexton rose to the top during the interview and selection process.
"We had a lot of quality applicants for this position, and once we narrowed them down and began the interview process we were very impressed with Brenda's ability to communicate and with her past record of organizing and managing events," said Webb. "We're excited about her coming on board and moving the Chamber forward."
Sexton is married to George Sexton, a native of Burgin who owns and operates Appraisal Associates of Danville and Sexton Insurance Agency. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Webb said he appreciates the work put in by Rogers during her tenure as executive director, and believes Sexton will build on her work.
"Stephanie has been an outstanding leader for five years and we know Brenda will take the reins and keep us heading in the right direction," he said.