Lebanon, Ind. – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC) has recently completed a restructuring process and has announced its new board members and the creation of the Boone EDC Platinum Circle.

The Boone EDC Platinum Circle is a group of leaders passionate about Boone County and about the economic development, talent attraction, and placemaking efforts of the Boone EDC. The Boone EDC Platinum Circle, comprised of public officials, education representatives, and private investors, will provide crucial insights, connections, and feedback to the Board and staff to guide the Boone EDC’s strategies.

“Economic development, like most industries, is a rapidly changing field. We want to ensure that we remain relevant and engaging, so we can continue leading economic, workforce, and community development efforts in Boone County,” said Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead. “We believe the creation of the Platinum Circle and the restructuring of the board will enable us to become more efficient, to engage our key stakeholders in a more meaningful way, and most importantly, to deliver better results to our community.”

The restructuring process also included the appointment of new Board members. The following members have been appointed to serve on the Boone EDC Board of Directors:

  • Brock Hesler, Indiana Chamber of Commerce – President
  • Jamie Ford-Bowers, HWC Engineering – Vice President
  • Steve Bardoczi, Witham Health Services – Secretary
  • Mark Blade, Milestone Contractors – Treasurer
  • Brian Anderson, Wabash Valley Power Association
  • Lee Ann Balta, Century 21 Scheetz / MIBOR
  • Bill Conley, Boone REMC
  • Tony Setzer, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org/invest.

About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

A strong community is a united community, one that achieves balance between its residents and businesses. At the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, we seek the right economic opportunities to support strong communities and enhance the quality of life for all Boone County residents. We aim to be a catalyst for smart growth strategies. We forge mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations capable of understanding and further enriching the unique assets that the residents of Boone County have built. For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org.