Most of you have heard by now, but for those of you who haven’t... On January 5, 2017, Governor Eric Holcomb appointed me to the position of President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). While I will miss being in the offices of Bedel Financial every day, I am honored and excited to be chosen to participate in the Governor’s cabinet and to lead this important effort.
For those unfamiliar with IEDC, its sole focus is to elevate the economic health of our State and create job opportunities for Hoosiers. It accomplishes this by attracting new business operations and headquarters to Indiana. It also removes barriers to business expansion so our existing firms can thrive and grow. The State has been on a great trajectory and I’m looking forward to continuing this positive trend of more jobs for Hoosiers.
As Bedel Financial clients, you already know, I have a great staff! I could consider this appointment only because our firm is in such a great place. Over the past few years, our senior management team and I have worked diligently to prepare a “contingency plan.” We’ve set in place roles and responsibilities that allow the firm to function in all areas if I am not able to participate on a day-to-day basis. Now, the team is prepared to initiate that plan and I am confident all will perform at the highest level.
More importantly each of our clients is served by their own strong team of financial professionals who will continue to do the important work of meeting their planning and investment needs every day. At the core of our business, this is what we do. And that will not change.
As you are reading this, I’ve already started my new role as IEDC President. That journey began on February 1st! While I truly love this firm and the work we do for you, I also feel a strong commitment to Indiana. I see this opportunity to impact job creation as being crucial to the future of our State. I’ll be sure to keep you updated on the experience.
If you have any questions now, or at any time in the future, please feel comfortable emailing or calling me. I may not respond as quickly as in the past, but I will respond.