Dubois Strong announces board members

From Local Sources

Dubois Strong — a countywide, collaborative, public-private partnership that maximizes community resources and assets to foster economic growth — has announced its 2019 Board of Directors.

Allison Menke of OFS Brands, will serve as chair. Menke succeeds Chris Tretter of Access Storage Now and Seufert Construction as chairman of the board. Tretter will remain as immediate past chairman. The additional executive committee officers include: Julie Heitz Cassidy of Kimball International as vice chair; Kyle Bennett with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center as treasurer and Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide as secretary. The executive committee also includes Dubois County Commissioner Elmer Brames and Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner.

New Birdseye Town Council member Mary Ann Cummings will represent the Town of Birdseye on the board. Neil Elkins from Tri-Cap, and Sara Worstell and Jim Heck of WorkOne have been invited to attend the bi-monthly meetings in support of workforce attraction and community assistance.

Additional board members include: Christian Blome, Vincennes University Jasper Campus; Elmer Brames, Dubois County Commissioners; Dan Conway, Best Home Furnishings; Neil Dauby, German American Bank; Barry Day, Superior Ag Resources; Nancy Eckerle, Jasper Chamber of Commerce; Sue Habig, Kimball Electronics; Joe Henson, Dubois REC; Liz Irwin, Smithville Communications; Betty Jenkins, MasterBrand Cabinets; Mike Kluesner, Dubois County Council; Kevin Manley, Dubois County Tourism Commission; Sara Schroeder, Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce; Jamie Shinabarger, Springs Valley Bank & Trust; Ken Sicard, Town of Ferdinand; Marc Steczyk, Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce; Nick Stevens, Old National Bank; Tom Thacker, Town of Holland; and Matt Weinzapfel, Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

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