Ennis Elected as Chair of IEDA Board

Ennis Elected as Chair of IEDA Board

Heather Ennis, President & CEO, Northwest Indiana Forum has been elected as the 2020 Chair for the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) Board of Directors.

“Heather’s election as the chair of IEDA is evidence of the high regard her peers have for her,” said Lee Lewellen, President & CEO for the IEDA and IEDA Foundation, “and how highly they value the leadership and vision she will bring to the organization.”

Ennis has been with the Northwest Indiana Forum since 2014. During her time with the Forum, she has launched the Ignite the Region, the regional economic development strategy for economic prosperity; grown membership investment within the Forum organization; cultivated strong relationships with national site selectors; and lobbied on behalf the Northwest Indiana business community to secure a positive and strong business environment.

“I’m honored to serve as the IEDA board chair and look forward to working with their talented staff on the 2020 agenda,” said Ennis, “The IEDA is an outstanding organization focused on advocacy and the enrichment of economic development professionals throughout the state of Indiana.”

Additionally, Heather also serves on the boards of the United Way of Porter County and Porter Health Care System. She previously served as the 2019 Legislative Committee Chair for the Indiana Economic Development Association.

The Northwest Indiana Forum is the voice of business leadership and regional economic development organization serving Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Jasper, Newton and Pulaski Counties. With more than 140 members, the Forum works to create a positive business climate promoting investment and quality job creation while protecting the environment and critical components of a sustainable regional economy. Funded by membership contributions and grants, Forum membership translates into a direct investment in the region’s future.

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