Economic Development of Kosciusko County

Board of Directors



Craig

Craig Allebach
Town of Winona Lake

Town Coordinator for the Town of Winona Lake since May 15, 2000. Responsible for the management and oversight of the operations of the town, coordinating the activities of the other employees of the town, and acting as liaison to the Town Council, assisting the Town Council and performing those duties as requested by the Town Council, and assisting other employees and departments of the town. Warsaw Police Department Chief of Police for 11 years. Graduate of the FBI National Academy. M.A. Counseling Grace College graduate.


 

Doug Baumgardner
1st Source Bank

Doug Baumgardner is the City President for 1st Source Bank in Warsaw. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Grace College and obtained an MBA from Indiana University. He has been in the banking industry in Warsaw for the past 14 years. He serves on the Board of the Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce as the Secretary/Treasurer, the Board for Parkview Health Foundation of Whitley/Kosciusko County, the Board for Cardinal Services, Inc., and has taught Junior Achievement for the past 11 years. He is also active in the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club. He resides in Warsaw with his wife and three children.


Kimberly Cates
Kosciusko County Council


 

Allyn Decker
Ivy Tech Community College - Warsaw

Allyn Decker is the Vice Chancellor at the Warsaw Campus of Ivy Tech Community College. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to his tenure at Ivy Tech, Allyn served as faculty and program director at Grace College and as Vice President of Learning and Development at Lake City Bank. Since 2008, Allyn has been the moderator for Kosciusko Leadership Academy and has also served on the Boards of Lakeland Christian Academy, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is a standing member of the Community Action Council. Allyn and his wife Vicky live in Warsaw and have two daughters.


Joshua Gordon - Vice Chair, Business Retention & Workforce Development Committee
Grossnickle Eye Center

Joshua Gordon is the CFO at Grossnickle Eye Center in Warsaw. He has his BS in Management with Minors in Finance and International Business and Economic from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Josh attended Kosciusko Leadership Academy in 2008. In addition to serving as Secretary for KEDCo, Josh has served for 10 years as Maketing Chair for KEDCo and 6 years on the Board of Directors of United Way of Kosciusko County. Including served as Board Chair and Campaign Chair for the United Way. Prior to his position at Grossnickle Eye Center, he served 15 years in banking, most recently as a VP in Commercial Lending with Old National Bank.


Bruce Goslee

Bruce Goslee - Board Chairman, Infrastructure Committee
Kosciusko REMC (KREMC)

Bruce Goslee serves as the President and CEO of Kosciusko REMC(KREMC), an electric cooperative with 43 employees which provides electricity to over 18,000 members including many major manufacturers in Kosciusko and surrounding counties. He accepted the CEO position in April of 2013, prior to his current leadership role, Goslee served as the manager of Engineering and Operations Department for over ten years where he lead KREMC to receive one of the highest safety accreditations ever awarded to an Indiana coooperative. He has over forty years of experience in the electric industry having started his career at an investor owned utility located near his home town of Delphi, Indiana. Goslee serves as the member system representative for Wabash Valley Power Association and KREMC liaison to the Indiana Statewide Rural Electric Cooperatives. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Warsaw and have two children and two grandchildren.


Brad Jackson
Kosciusko County Commissioner

Brad Jackson is the CEO of T.L. Jackson Construction in Syracuse. He is a second generation builder with over 40 years of construction experience. He has served as a Kosciusko County Commissioner for 22 years and also serves on the Kosciusko County Solid Waste Board. Brad is a member of the Gideons International and has been involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. He is a graduate of Purdue University. Brad and his wife Lynnette live in Syracuse and have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.


Bill

Dr. Bill Katip
Grace College & Seminary

Dr. William J.(Bill) Katip has 44 years of college administration, teaching and counseling experience. Bill served for 10 years as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Robert Morris University, previous to that he served as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Geneva College, Academic Dean at Western Baptist College, Dean of Students Cornerstone University. Prior to that, he served in administrative and teaching at Grace College. In June 2007 Bill moved back to Indiana and became the Provost at Grace College in Winona Lake and in May of 2013 he became the 6th president of Grace College and Seminary. Bill served on the 2012 United Way Campaign Committee and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for OrthoWorx. Bill celebrates his 44th anniversary of his marriage to Debbie Cahill Katip in July of 2018 and he is the father of 4 children, Mike, Scott, Holly and Adam. Bill and Debbie are also proud grandparents of Aiden William Katip (9 years old)!


Mike Kissane
CTB Inc.

Mike Klondaris
Warsaw City Council

Mike Klondaris is a Warsaw native. As a professional photographer and local businessman, Mike is a third-generation owner of Cox Studio, along with his sister and business partner, Cindy Hampton. Mike’s father and grandfather were also committed to public service having served on Warsaw Common Council as well as the Warsaw Community School Board. He currently serves as Warsaw City Council President, sits on the Warsaw Redevelopment Board, the Warsaw Wayne Township Fire Territory Board as well as the KEDCo Board of Directors. He is married to a local dentist Dr. Lena Fermback. They have two adult children.


Mike Metzger - Co-Chair, Infrastructure
Metzger Trucking Co. Inc.

Mike Metzger has been the President and CEO of Metzger Trucking Company since 1986. His father, Ernie, started the business in the early 1940’s. Metzger Trucking is truly a family business; eight of Mike’s nine children work for him. He is the former Chairman of the Indiana Motor Truck Association. Mike and his wife, Cathy, have nine children and twelve grandchildren. Mike enjoys traveling, fishing, riding his Harley and volunteering at his church.


Jeremy Mullins - Vice Chair, Marketing & Attraction Committee
Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Jeremy Mullins has served as the Commercial Manager for Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) in Claypool, IN since 2006. Founded in 1851, LDC is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. LDC helps to feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities. Jeremy is a 1995 graduate of Purdue University's School of Agriculture. Having served on various industry boards over the years, Jeremy currently serves as a Board member of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Kosciusko County Community Foundation (KCCF) and is Secretary of Warsaw Community Schools Board of Trustees. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys coaching youth sports at the YMCA. He lives in Winona Lake with his wife, Oxana; daughter, Bailey and son, Ivan.


Nichole Rouached
OrthoWorx

Dan Stichter
Nextremity Solutions

Joe

Mayor Joe Thallemer
City of Warsaw

Elected Mayor of Warsaw in 2012 and is now serving his second term of office. In addition to his optometry business, Dr. Joe Thallemer's involvement in the community for the past 30+ years includes: YMCA Board president, Breakfast Optimist Club member, Volunteer Y swim coach, Sacred Heart Church member, Little League. Mayor Thallemer served three terms as Councilman At-Large, also serving as Council president during the last term. He was first appointed to the Warsaw Plan Commission in 1995 by then Mayor Jeff Plank, serving there for 13 years, the last eight as Plan Commission president.


 Jim

Jim Tinkey
MutualBank

Jim Tinkey is Vice President/Lead Commercial Banker for the Kosciusko market for Mutual Bank. Tinkey has 40 years of banking experience in Kosciusko County. Graduate of Valparaiso University – BS in Accounting/Business Management. Graduate of ABA National Commercial Lending School. Involved in the community with Kiwanis Club of Warsaw (past president), United Way of Kosciusko County (former Board Chair) and K 21 Health Foundation (former Board Chair). Jim and wife Linda reside in Warsaw and have 3 daughters.


John Warren
Old National Bank

Chris Wiggins - Treasurer, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
Lake City Bank

Chris Wiggins is Vice President of Commercial Banking for Lake City Bank. He attended college in North Carolina at Gardner-Webb University where he graduated with a degree in Finance. He has been in banking for 13 years; all with Lake City Bank. He serves as treasurer for the Kosciusko County Senior Services Board of Directors and is a member of the Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice Board. He is active in the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club and serves as treasurer of the KEDCo Board as well as Chairman of its revolving loan committee. He resides in Warsaw with his wife Sarah and their three children, Nash, Stella and Crew.


Jim Zachary
Zimmer Biomet