South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Names Sarah Niespodziany VP of Marketing and Strategic Communications


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2018) — The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (Regional Partnership) announced today the promotion of Sarah Niespodziany to Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Communications, effective immediately.

In this role, Niespodziany will oversee the communications, marketing and brand strategy, events, stakeholder relations and execution of other initiatives.

“Sarah is a critical part of the Regional Partnership’s team,” said Regina Emberton, President and CEO of the Regional Partnership. “Because of her involvement throughout the Regional Cities process and our regional branding initiative, Sarah has a unique knowledge base and ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders who are working together to advance our economy and share this exciting story both within and beyond the region.”

Niespodziany began her career with the Regional Partnership in February 2016. Most recently, she served as Manager of Marketing and Communications, executing internal and external communications and providing operational support for the Regional Development Authority.

“There have been many exciting developments happening here in the South Bend – Elkhart Region and I’m excited to be a part of the continued momentum,” said Niespodziany.

About the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The organization serves as a single point of contact for regional communication and seeks to create economic opportunities for all partner members through collaborative promotion, marketing and capacity building efforts. The Regional Partnership also serves as the Administrator for the Regional Development Authority to allocate Regional Cities Initiative funding to the 26 quality of life projects. The Regional Partnership focuses on aligning the efforts of various stakeholders and encouraging communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Partnership, visit

Media Contact:
Regina Emberton
South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership