Peacock promoted to Ports of Indiana CEO
The Ports of Indiana Commission on Monday approved the appointment of Jody Peacock as the statewide port authority’s new CEO. Peacock joined the ports in 2001 and most recently served as senior vice president for business development.
Peacock succeeds Vanta Coda, who led the organization from 2018 to 2022.
“Jody’s extensive experience, customer-focused vision and deep understanding of the organization’s economic development mission make him uniquely well qualified for this role,” Commission Chairman Micah Vincent said in a news release. “We thank Vanta for his past service and leadership, and we look forward to a bright future as we strive to grow our state port system.”
The port authority said Peacock led business development efforts that attracted millions of dollars in private investment to the state’s three ports, expand Indiana’s foreign-trade zone and financing programs, and secured multiple federal grants for infrastructure projects.
“It’s a great honor to be asked by our Commission to lead an organization that has been such a big part of my life for more than 20 years,” Peacock said. “I am immensely proud to be part of the Ports of Indiana team and to share in our past success, but as I look to the future, I am even more excited to build on the relationships we have formed with our customers, our industry partners and community leaders to increase the contributions our ports make to Indiana’s economy.”
Peacock is a native of Union City near the Indiana-Ohio border. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
A spokesperson for the Ports of Indiana said Coda stepped down after his five-year contract expired at the end of 2022.
The Ports of Indiana operates two ports along the Ohio River in Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon, and a third in northwest Indiana in Burns Harbor.