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. Or take a look below at our great team of board members.

Whitley County Economic Development Board Members

  • Joe Kessie, Chair, Lake City Bank – Financial Representative
  • Brooks Langeloh,Vice Chair, Orizon Real Estate – Realtor Representative
  • Jim Argerbright, Secretary – Town of Larwill Representative
  • Randy Holler, Treasurer – Town of South Whitley 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
  • Lisa Smith, Ivy Tech Community College – City of Columbia City Representative
  • Matt Shipman, Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather – Attorney Representative
  • Rob Marr, C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. – Town of Churubusco Representative
  • Jon Myers, Ex-officio member – Whitley County Economic Development Corporation