Governor Mike Pence named two business leaders to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors. Dominic Grote of Madison and Mark Neal of South Bend will join the board Tuesday.
Grote is president and chief executive officer of Grote Industries, which manufactures and markets vehicle lighting and safety systems. Neal serves as chief operating officer of Bradley Company, a commercial real estate solutions provider in northern Indiana and western Michigan. He also served as controller for the city of South Bend and as deputy mayor while Mayor Pete Buttigieg was deployed in Afghanistan last year.
“I am pleased to welcome Dominic and Mark to our team as we work to create more quality jobs for hardworking Hoosiers across the state,” said Governor Pence. “The state and the IEDC have worked tirelessly to create a top-ranked, business-friendly climate that supports continued growth and job creation while attracting new investment from around the globe. Their breadth of experience along with their commitment and service to the state of Indiana will be invaluable to our continued economic development efforts and to the Hoosiers we serve statewide.”
The appointments will take effect Tuesday after the board votes on state matching funds through the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative. Their terms will expire in March 2017.