Our People


Molly Whitehead

Molly Whitehead was born and raised in Boone County. Passionate about business development and placemaking efforts, Molly’s move to the Boone EDC in 2014 was a natural fit.

As CEO, Molly is the chief economic development and marketing director for Boone County. Prior to joining the Boone EDC, Molly served in various capacities in Indiana government, most recently with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Molly has a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and history from the University of Indianapolis and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. In her free time, Molly likes to quilt, read and spend time with her family.


Jessica Schwarz
Vice President, Economic Development 

Jessica joins us as a new resident to Lebanon, previously residing in Franklin on the southside. She has a passion for serving the community and working alongside local businesses and stakeholders. Jessica joins us with five years of experience in community development with the Community Foundation of Morgan County and the United States Peace Corps, having served in Ukraine. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a BA in business administration, later obtaining her MS in Business Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. In her free time, she loves outdoor activities with her family, gardening, and being a cat mom.

Jennifer L. Rubenstein
Vice President, Marketing & Communication

Jennifer joined the Boone EDC in September of 2023 as the vice president of marketing and communications. Her goal for the Boone EDC is to continue to bring brand awareness and education about the positive impacts, visions and values of the Boone EDC. Prior to her joining the team, she owned her own marketing consulting business and for the last ten years was the co-owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of Edible Indy. She and her husband also co-founded a non-profit that raises money to send Indiana families with pediatric epilepsy to a state-of-the-art medical camp in Kentucky. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. In her spare time she is an avid foodie, traveler, photographer and loves being outside.


Now Hiring: No Current Job Openings

Join Boone Economic Development Corporation to drive impactful economic growth by attracting and supporting businesses that enhance our communities. If you feel the Boone EDC team is something for you, please send us your resume as we are always looking for great team members.

Send your resume and cover letter to hello@betterinboone.org.


2024 Internships Available

Discover countless opportunities for internships with Boone EDC, where dreams come alive and careers take flight. Step into a world of innovation, collaboration, and growth as you become a part of our thriving community. With our unwavering support and cutting-edge resources, you’ll gain hands-on experience, hone your skills, and unlock your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey towards success, where every step you take brings you closer to a brighter future. Remember, when it comes to internships, Boone EDC is the ultimate destination for growth and development.

We are seeking interns for our marketing department, photography and social / digital media. If you are interested in applying for consideration send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Rubenstein via email: jennifer@betterinboone.org.

Our Board

C. Shane Conner | Atec-Electric

Adam Owens | RLTurner Corporation 

Corey Kutz | State Bank

Appointed Members

Kelly Braverman, MHA, FACHE | Witham Health Services

Rick Isenhower | First Farmers Bank & Trust

Lisa Galvin | Talk To Tucker Realtor

Shari Richey | Boone County Council