Regional Partnership

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 Northeast Indiana pioneering innovation and progress—that’s always good for business. 

Meet Our Governing Board Members

Executive Committee


Mark Millett | Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Vice Chair

David Findlay | Lake City Bank 

Immediate Past Chair

Sherilyn Emberton | Huntington University


Tom Niezer | Barrett McNagny


Kimberly Shoppell | Fort Wayne Metals

ROC Chair

Don Cates | 3 River Federal Credit Union

Elected Offical

Mayor Joe Thallemer | City of Warsaw

LEDO Council Chair

Ellen Cutter | Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Governing Board

Honorary Board Members

Ex-Officio Directors

Advisory Directors

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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