Alan joined the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership as senior vice president in spring 2015. In this role, he leads the organization’s business development, marketing, and regional initiatives. He is leading the organization’s efforts to build a new business model for business development that represents best-in-class capabilities and is supporting the launch of the Road to One Million regional development plan, which involves building staff capacity for this compelling quality-of-place initiative.
Prior to joining the team, Alan served as president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. Under his guidance, the EDC expanded its focus to serve as a focal point for planning, building, and equipping businesses in Whitley County. In addition to leading business attraction and business retention and expansion efforts, the EDC began agribusiness, community development, medical-device, small-business, and entrepreneurship initiatives.
Alan was recognized in 2015 among the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 rising stars.
Alan’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Miami University, and a masters in public administration (MPA) from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Alan also has earned the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment, and a commitment to personal and professional growth.
In 2014, Alan was declared a Distinguished Hoosier by Indiana Governor Mike Pence. He was also recognized in early 2015 among the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 rising stars in economic development, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development profession based on their exceptional contributions to the economic development industry.
Alan’s top five strengths in Gallup’s StrengthsFinder are:
Did You Know?
- Alan is a man with many hobbies. He enjoys running outside, live music, and craft beer.
- Without a doubt, Alan’s favorite way to spend the weekend is with family. He likes to say that the sign of a good weekend is when you can’t remember what you did on Friday when you get back to the office on Monday.
- Outside of work, Alan and his wife, Laura, are busy having family fun in Fort Wayne and traveling with their three kids.