One Southern Indiana has named Huber's Orchard, Winery and Vineyard owner Dana Huber board chairperson. The economic development organization has also added four new board members.
May 29, 2014
New Albany, Ind. — One Southern Indiana (1si), the chamber of commerce and economic development organization serving Clark and Floyd Counties, announced today it has named its 2014-2015 board of directors and appointed Dana Huber of Huber's Orchard, Winery & Vineyards as chairperson. Huber will succeed outgoing chairperson, Dale Gettelfinger who will remain on the board as the immediate past chair.
Gettelfinger was instrumental in leading 1si through the implementation of its five year strategic plan that was unveiled last August. Additionally, during his term, the organization made its 100th project announcement and membership has increased to 980 business members. “His commitment to the Southern Indiana area is evident by all he accomplished as chairman,” said 1si president and CEO Wendy Dant Chesser.
Four new members join the Board of Directors on July 1, including Wes Martin, Martin Financial Group; Dr. Joey Rivera, Rivera Consulting Group, Inc; Bryan Wickens, MAC Construction; and Allen Howie, Idealogy Marketing & Design.
“We are honored to have Dr. Rivera, Bryan, Allen and Wes join our board of directors. Each of them brings great enthusiasm and vision that will complement our goals,” said Chesser. “We have celebrated many successes since the organization was formed in 2006 and we are energized to build on new ideas already coming from the 2014-2015 board.”
The executive committee elected for 2014 – 2015 include:
• Chair Elect and Economic Development Council Chair – Scott Olinger, Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.
• Vice Chair and Investor Relations Chair – Kevin Boehnlein, Edward Jones Investments
• Treasurer and Finance Council Chair – Todd Frossard, Your Community Bank
• Secretary and Governance Chair – Gary Maloney, Nu-Yale
• Advocacy Council Chair – Lisa Brooking, True Colors Tanning
• Board Development Chair – Jerry Finn, Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County
• Business Resource Council Chair – Leslie Lewis-Sheets, Leslie Lewis Interior Design
Returning to the board are: Jerry Acy, River Ridge Commerce Center; Jeff Compton, Heartland Payment Systems; Libby Elswick, Chase; Pat Glotzbach, New Washington State Bank; Miguel Hampton, F5 Enterprises, LLC Creative Marketing and Photography; Dr. Rita Hudson-Shourds, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana; Kent Lanum, Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc.; Jason A. Lopp, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP; Kim Martin-Dawkins, PNC Bank; Pat More, Duke Energy; Pepper Mulherin, AT&T; Bob Owings, Owings Patterns, Inc.; Martin Padgett, Clark Memorial Hospital; Bruce Paul, Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Paul Perkins, Amatrol, Inc.; John Reinhart, International Center for Long Term Care Innovation; Brad Seigel, Horseshoe Southern Indiana; Mark D. Shugarman, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services; Michelle Sollberger, Level 3 Communications, L.L.C. ; Scott Stewart, Ports of Indiana; A. Jay White, Indiana University Southeast-School of Business; and Susan Woods, Talis Group, Inc.
The 2013-2014 Immediate Past Chair, Pam Bennett-Martin of Bennett & Bennett Insurance will vacate her seat on the board. With the new board members, the board will have 35 members.
A ceremony, to appoint the new board members, will take place during One Southern Indiana's Annual Meeting luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, August 19 at Northside Christian Church. For more details, visit www.1si.org.
About One Southern Indiana
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving Clark and Floyd Counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the southern Indiana/Louisville metro area.
Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses; Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce. http://www.1si.org
Source: One Southern Indiana