Jon Myers has been named president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corp. He will succeed Alan Tio, who left to become senior vice president of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. April 24, 2015

News Release

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. – The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that Jonathan J. (Jon) Myers will join the organization as president effective May 11, 2015.

“We are thrilled to introduce Jon as the new president of the Whitley County EDC,” said board chairman Robin Wright, “We believe Jon brings the right combination of experience, knowhow, and passion to continue our economic development efforts.”

Myers currently serves as Senior Counsel at Lincoln Financial Group in Fort Wayne. His previous experience includes serving as Northeast region director with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and managing partner of Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny law firm in Columbia City.

“Jon brings diverse experience working in large and small business settings, and working in economic development throughout Northeast Indiana,” said Whitley County commissioner George Schrumpf, “I am pleased that the EDC selected such a capable, outgoing community leader to continue our nearly 25-year track record of economic development success in Whitley County.”

Myers holds a Bachelors of Arts in Government & International Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. His community involvement includes serving on the boards of directors of the Indiana State Library Foundation, Indiana Library and Historical Bureau, Peabody Public Library, and Passages, Inc.

“The EDC's comprehensive economic development program includes community development and small business and entrepreneurship initiatives that are important to Columbia City,” said Columbia City mayor Ryan Daniel, “We look forward to continuing to partner with the EDC under Jon’s leadership on these initiatives, which are instrumental in making our community an attractive place to start or grow a business.”

Myers is a native of Richland Township in Whitley County and a graduate of Whitko High School. Jon and his wife Soultana live near Columbia City.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with business and community leaders in Whitley County,” said Myers, “The EDC has an impressive team that has come up with a number of really innovative economic development initiatives.”

About Whitley County EDC

The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients' growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit:

Source: The Whitley County Economic Development Corp.

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