Regional Partnership

Our region is led by ambitious people who are marked by ingenuity and positivity.

With hard work and determination, our region’s leaders are demonstrating that we can support and execute our big visions, with many catalytic projects developed in just the past few years alone. These developments are transforming the face of downtown Fort Wayne and are serving as regional amenities, allowing people to convene and experience the regional city. 

You’ll find us at the forefront of innovation and progress—that’s always good for business.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s governing board is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of our operations and fiscal matters. Our board members serve three-year terms and are elected by the Regional Opportunities Council (ROC), our investor board of more than 120 members. All 11 counties participate on the governing board: There must be more non-Allen county participants than Allen County participants, no fewer than 10 private-sector members, and no more than six elected official members.

Thanks to the guidance of our board members and regional collaborators, you’ll find us at the forefront of innovation and progress—that’s always good for business. 

Meet Our Governing Board Members

Executive Committee

Board Chair

Scott Glaze | Fort Wayne Metals

Vice Chair

Paul Chodak | Indiana Michigan Power


David Findlay | Lake City Bank


Brian Bauer | Lutheran Health Network

Interim Regional Opportunities Council Chair

Ray Kusisto | Orthopedics Northeast

Immediate Past Chair

Joe Pierce | Farmers State Bank

Public Representative

Mayor Suzanne Handshoe | City of Kendallville

LEDO Council Chair

Ken McCrory | DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership

Governing Board

Honorary Board Members

Non-Voting Board Members

Advisory Board

Are you ready to join in our collective success? From our low taxes to our affordable cost of living, we can find a fit for you. Give us a call today, and let’s chat about our future.

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