Leadership & Staff



The Team

Small doesn’t always mean less. We may have a small team at the Whitley County EDC, but we’re 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

  • Robin Wright, Chair, STAR Financial Bank – Financial Representative
  • Kristi Sturtz, Vice Chair, Sturtz Public Management – Town of Churubusco Representative
  • Joe Kessie, Treasurer, Lake City Bank – Town of South Whitley Representative
  • Keith Schuman, Secretary, S&S Programming, Inc. – Town of Larwill Representative
  • Aimee Shimasaki, Martin-Riley Architects– City of Columbia City Representative
  • Eric Jung, Northeastern REMC – Utilities Representative
  • Brooks Langeloh, Orizon Real Estate – Realtor Representative
  • John Lefever, Community Foundation of Whitley County – NEIRP governing board representative
  • Jon Myers, Ex-officio member – Whitley County Economic Development Corporation
  • Galen Mast, Smith-Green Community Schools – Education Representative
  • Chad Banks – Whitley County Representative
  • Matt Shipman, Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather – Attorney Representative