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

  • David Smith, Chair – Star Financial Bank – Financial Representative
  • Rob Marr, Vice Chair– Town of Churubusco Representative
  • Trey Weber, Treasurer – Crossroads Bank – Town of South Whitley Representative
  • Lisa Smith, Secretary – City of Columbia City Representative
  • Tonya Weeks, Red Star Contract Manufacturing – Town of Larwill Representative
  • Dale Buuck, Ex-officio member – Whitley County Economic Development Corporation
  • Eric Jung, Northeastern REMC – Utilities Representative
  • Timothy Kumfer– Whitley County Representative
  • Brooks Langeloh, Orizon Real Estate – Realtor Representative
  • Laura McDermott, Superintendent – Whitley County Consolidated Schools
  • Matt Shipman, Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather – Attorney Representative