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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mark Neal of South Bend joins the IEDCChad Kline assumes the executive director’s chair in Wells County and Terry Kimmel of Starke County receives the Robert E. Hamilton award.

Governor Pence named two new members of the board for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), one of which was Mark Neal of South Bend. Neal is the chief operating officer of Bradley Company, a real estate solutions provider, as well as controller for the city of South Bend. During a period when South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was deployed overseas, Neal also served as deputy mayor. His term with the IEDC will last until March 2017.

In Wells County, the selection committee has named Chad Kline as the new executive director of Wells County Economic Development. Kline says he is honored and that this is what he has been working towards for several years. Before his selection, Kline has served on multiple boards in Noble County and is currently a Noble County commissioner as well as president of the Noble Plan Commission.

In Starke County, Terry Kimmel received the Robert E. Hamilton award in October, which is the Starke County Economic Development Foundation’s highest honor. Kimmel worked in the area as a banker for many years and also served as the Foundation’s executive director from 2000 to 2005.