Inside INdiana Business has learned that Eric Doden will be leaving his post as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Multiple sources confirm his departure will be effective May 1. Governor Mike Pence tapped Doden to help lead the state's economic development efforts in January, 2013. Prior to his current role, he was a principal at Fort Wayne private equity firm Domo Ventures LLC. Shortly after taking office in 2013, Governor Pence announced leadership of the IEDC would be handled by two people, Victor Smith as Secretary of Commerce and Doden as president. Doden's responsibilities include focusing on Indiana companies while Smith’s charge is to recruit companies and investment nationally and globally.

Doden received his undergraduate education at Hillsdale College in Michigan and a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.

He plans to return to Fort Wayne to pursue private business interests.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

February 23, 2015

Statement From Indiana Economic Development Corp. Spokeswoman Katelyn Prentice

Eric Doden has been planning his departure from the IEDC to return home to his family in Fort Wayne and to pursue private interests in May. Plans for succession are underway.

Source: The Indiana Economic Development Corp.

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