Executive Committee

Board Chair
Joe Pierce
Farmers State Bank

Vice Chair
Scott Glaze
Fort Wayne Metals

Secretary
Paul Chodak
Indiana Michigan Power

Treasurer
Andrew Briggs
Bank of Geneva

Investor Board Chair
Keith Busse
Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair
Mike Packnett
Parkview Health

Public Representative
Mayor Norm Yoder
City of Auburn

LEDO Council Chair
Larry Macklin
Adams County Economic Development Corp.


Governing Board

Karl Bandemer
City of Fort Wayne

Brian Bauer
Lutheran Health

Jim Cook
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Mayor Ted Ellis
City of Bluffton

Steve Ford
Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.

Tim Haffner
Faegre Baker Daniels

Mayor Suzanne Handshoe
City of Kendallville

Mayor Richard Hickman
City of Angola

Leon Hurlburt
Huntington County Commissioners

John Lefever
STAR Insurance

Jim Marcuccilli
STAR Financial

Bob Marshall
Noble County EDC/Campbell & Fetter Bank

Nelson Peters
Allen County Commissioners

Kathleen Randolph
Northeast Indiana Works

Alan Tio
Whitley County Economic Development Corp.

Mark Wickersham
Huntington County Economic Development


Honorary Board Members

Maclyn Parker
Olive B. Cole Foundation

Thomas Rethlake
Whitley County Commissioners

Non-Voting Board Members

Vince Buchanan
Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana

Brook Steed
IEDC, Northeast Region

Advisory Board

Gene Donaghy
Northeastern REMC

Tom Leedy
Dekko Foundation, Inc.

Ellen Cutter
Community Research Institute

Sam Graves
Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana


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