Our team at the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is dedicated to helping you achieve big things. Learn more about our team by clicking on their name to read their full biography.


Office Administrator
Marketing Director


Community Development Consultant
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative Consultant

Board Members

The Whitley County EDC Development Board is made up of members who represent industries and pillars of the communities. 

  • David Smith, Chair
    Star Financial Bank | Financial Representative
  • Rob Marr, Vice Chair
    C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. | Town of Churubusco Representative
  • Trey Weber, Treasurer
    Crossroads Bank | Town of South Whitley Representative
  • Lisa Smith, Secretary
    Ivy Tech Community College | City of Columbia City Representative


  • Eric Jung, Voting Member
    Northeastern REMC | Utilities Representative
  • Tim Kumfer, Voting Member
    Whitley County Representative
  • Brooks Langeloh, Voting Member
    Orizon Real Estate | Realtor Representative
  • Laura McDermitt, Voting Member
    Superintendent, Whitley County Consolidated Schools | School District Representative
  • David Smith, Voting Member
    Star Financial Bank | Financial Representative
  • Tonya Weeks, Voting Member
    Red Star Contract Manufacturing | Town of Larwill Representative


  • Dale Buuck, Ex-officio Member
    President | Whitley County EDC
  • Matt Shipman, Ex-officio Member
    Bloom, Gates, Shipman & Whiteleather | Attorney Representative