Executive Committee

Board Chair
Scott Glaze
Fort Wayne Metals

Vice Chair
Paul Chodak
Indiana Michigan Power

Secretary
David Findlay
Lake City Bank

Treasurer
Brian Bauer
Lutheran Health Network

Interim Regional Opportunities Council Chair
Ray Kusisto
Ortho NorthEast

Immediate Past Chair
Joe Pierce
Farmers State Bank

Public Representative
Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe
City of Kendallville

LEDO Council Chair
Ken McCrory
DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership


Governing Board

Karl Bandemer
City of Fort Wayne

Wendell Bontrager
Old National Bank

Tamra Boucher
Haldrup USA

Therese Brown
Allen County Commissioners

Jim Cook
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Sherilyn Emberton
Huntington University

Arlan Friesen
Ambassador Enterprises

Mayor Dick Hickman
City of Angola

Nancy Jordan
Lincoln Financial Group

David Koenig
Steuben County Economic Development Corporation

John Lefever
STAR Insurance

Bob Marshall
Noble County Economic Development Corporation and Campbell & Fetter Bank

David McFadden
Manchester University

John Miller
Best One Tire & Service

Mark Millett
Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Tom Niezer
Barrett McNagny

Mike Packnett
Parkview Health

Kathleen Randolph
Northeast Indiana Works

John Urbahns
Greater Fort Wayne Inc

Mayor Joe Thallemer
City of Warsaw

Jeff Turner
Metal Technologies


Honorary Board Members

Tim Haffner
Faegre Baker Daniels

Jim Marcuccilli
STAR Financial Bank

Maclyn Parker
Olive B. Cole Foundation

Bob Taylor
Do it Best Corp.

Non-Voting Board Members

Vince Buchanan
Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana

Linda Fortner
IEDC, Northeast Region

Advisory Board

Gene Donaghy

Ellen Cutter
Community Research Institute

Stephanie Veit
Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana


Visit the Collaboration section to learn more about the Partnership’s various business and community stakeholders.