Jasper County Names Director of Tourism

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The Jasper County Economic Development Organization has hired Sheila White as director of tourism and community relations. White currently serves as director of community relations and development at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer.

March 26, 2015

News Release

RENSSELAER, Ind. - The Jasper County Economic Development Organization (JCEDO) announces the hiring of Sheila White as Director of Tourism & Community Relations. Sheila has been employed at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer for the past sixteen years and currently serves as Director of Community Relations & Development. Previously, she worked in a member services role at the Jasper County REMC electric utility. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and enjoys biking, music and traveling.

Sheila joins JCEDO on April 10 and will primarily be responsible for directing Jasper County’s efforts to promote tourism, lodging, attractions, entertainment, festivals and events. In addition, she’ll be actively engaged in strengthening JCEDO’s community and small business relations initiatives. According to Sheila, “as a lifelong resident of Jasper County, I'm excited to be part of an organization which seeks new possibilities, as well as strives for growth of existing opportunities, for its residents. This position provides a great opportunity to promote tourism as a driver of economic growth for Jasper County.”

“Sheila has been a tremendous asset to Jasper County Hospital and we’re very pleased she will now be devoting her talents and experience to growing Jasper County’s economy,” said, Kevin Kelly, President of JCEDO. “Her involvement will not only raise the level of performance for our tourism and community relations initiatives but will also help increase the effectiveness of the entire organization.”

The Jasper County Economic Development Organization, Inc. (JCEDO) is a county-wide, not-for-profit corporation serving all of the communities and citizens of Jasper County, Indiana. Its purpose is to promote economic growth throughout Jasper County by helping create new jobs and tax base through retention and expansion of existing business as well as by attracting new employers. JCEDO also administers and staffs the Jasper County Tourism Commission. Headquartered in Rensselaer, Indiana, JCECO can be contacted at 219.863.3824 or kevin@jaspercountyin.com.

Source: Jasper County Economic Development Organization