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Familiar Faces in New Places - September 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In this issue, Matt Saltanovitz joins the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) while Jim Staton and Ian Steff take new positions at that organization.

Matt Saltanovitz, who has been serving as the director of economic development for the Northwest Indiana Forum, replaces Jim Staton as the northwest regional director for the IEDC. His duties will be to represent the state in business attraction and expansion in the seven-county area.

Jim Staton, who has served as the northwest regional director for the IEDC for the past eleven years, has accepted a position serving the same organization in the central Indiana region.

Ian Steff has been appointed chief innovation officer at the IEDC, and will oversee the development of the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial sectors as part of Governor Pence’s newly announced $1 billion, 10-year initiative to boost innovation and entrepreneurial in the state. Steff will continue his previous work as a science and technology advisor for the IEDC in addition to his new duties.