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Familiar Faces in New Places: Election Year

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Economic Development Group of Wabash County has named Tenille Zartman as its new project manager/executive assistant. Zartman replaces Abby Hoy, who has resigned after 10 years with the organization. Zartman’s duties include both traditional executive assistant responsibilities as well as managing the group’s economic development projects and programs.

Economic Development Group of Wabash County



Jim Schellinger leaves the role of president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) to become Indiana’s new secretary of commerce. Having spent the last 18 months focused largely within Indiana for the IEDC, in the new role Schellinger will now travel the world promoting Indiana’s many offerings and advantages. Schellinger replaces Victor Smith as secretary of commerce.

Jim Schellinger, Secretary of Commerce

State of Indiana


With Schellinger vacating the IEDC to become secretary of commerce, the IEDC has named Elaine Bedel, founder and CEO of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. the new president of the IEDC. Bedel, who previously worked as director of personal finance planning at Coopers and Lybrand, is also an author and speaker. Schellinger wrote of his replacement: “Elaine’s firsthand experience as a business owner and her considerable leadership in the private sector will make her a tremendous asset to the IEDC and to businesses across Indiana.”

Elaine Bedel, President

Indiana Economic Development Corporation


Eric Holcomb was sworn in as the 51st governor of the state of Indiana, vowing to make Indiana a state where people thrive. Saying that 12 years ago he stood beside former governor Mitch Daniels when Daniels was sworn in, Holcomb attributes Indiana’s current rise to Daniels’ early reforms, and credits Pence for keeping up the momentum. “That’s two tough acts to follow,” Holcomb said, promising to uphold the same “courage, conviction and commitment” that his voters placed in him.

Eric Holcomb, Governor

State of Indiana


Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch was sworn in alongside the new governor. Crouch is an Evansville native who pledges to work for all of Indiana. Crouch began in government as the Vanderburgh county auditor, served as county commissioner and then proceeded into state government as both a representative and as state auditor.

Suzanne Crouch, Lieutenant Governor

State of Indiana