The Marshall County Economic Development Corp. has hired Laura Walls as its new president and chief executive officer. Walls formerly served as the executive director of the Carroll County EDC and also worked with the city of Lafayette.

“We were impressed with Walls’s experience in economic development and particularly with a Stellar Community,” said Bill Davis, MCEDC chair. “She has demonstrated great leadership qualities with a great track record working in the state and national economic development arena.”

Walls also served as Main Street Manager for Downtown Lafayette and worked with the city of Delphi when it was named as a 2012 Stellar Community.

“I’m enthralled with the initiatives and priorities of the MCEDC. The board of directors and staff have been welcoming and ensuring this transition is as smooth as possible. The number one priority is working with existing industries as they continue to adjust during these uncertain times”, Walls said.

Walls succeeds Jerry Chavez, who announced his resignation in September.

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