Leadership & Staff

The Team

Our team at the Whitley County EDC is dedicated to helping you achieve big things. Just as we’re passionate about what we do, we know you’re passionate about your business too. Find a team member on the sidebar to your left to learn more about our team at the office and our consultants. Below is our board members.

Whitley County Economic Development Board Members

  • Brooks Langeloh, Chair, Orizon Real Estate – Realtor Representative
  • Jim Argerbright, Vice Chair – Town of Larwill Representative
  • David Smith, Treasurer – Star Financial Bank – Financial Representative
  • Lisa Smith, Secretary – City of Columbia City Representative
  • Bill Overdeer – Whitley County Representative
  • Brandon Penrod, Superintendent – Whitko Community Schools
  • Eric Jung, Northeastern REMC – Utilities Representative
  • John Lefever, Community Foundation of Whitley County – NEIRP governing board representative
  • Matt Shipman, Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather – Attorney Representative
  • Rob Marr, C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. – Town of Churubusco Representative
  • Trey Weber, Crossroads Bank – Town of South Whitley Representative
  • Dale Buuck, Ex-officio member – Whitley County Economic Development Corporation