Regional Partnership Welcomes Sarah Kovich as Executive Assistant and Office Manager

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2020) -- The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (Regional Partnership) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sarah Kovich, who joins the economic development organization as the Executive Assistant and Office Manager.

In this new role, Kovich will be responsible for providing a wide range of office management and support to the Regional Partnership team, serving as the first line of communication for the organization. Kovich will be engaged with multiple administrative, communication, reporting, and research functions that are key to the success of the organization.

“The Regional Partnership team is delighted to officially welcome Sarah to our growing team,” said Regional Partnership President and CEO, Regina Emberton. “We’re excited to engage her as a key part to maximizing the prosperity of the South Bend – Elkhart region and helping drive our goal of increasing the region’s per capita income and stimulating the economic growth. Sarah’s customer service and administrative background is a perfect match for our needs. We’re grateful she has come on board with us.”

Sarah holds a B.M. (Bachelor of Music) and M.M. (Master of Music) in Violin Performance from Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts. Prior to joining the Regional Partnership, Kovich cultivated a wide range of professional experience in non-profit, academic, and music performance settings. While studying and working in Chicago, she spent six years as an event coordinator and advisory board member at Sharing Notes, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing live music to hospitalized patients in the Chicago region.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Regional Partnership”, said Kovich. “The Regional Partnership team is truly devoted to the growth and prosperity of the region and I look forward to contributing my skills to help bring new efficiencies and enhanced effectiveness to our operations while working to make an impact in the region.”

Since relocating to South Bend, Kovich has enjoyed working in research-oriented and administrative capacities while also playing violin in the South Bend Symphony.


About 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 Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: Educating a world-class WORKFORCE, Recruiting and retaining great TALENT, Attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing INDUSTRIES, Promoting INCLUSION and sparking opportunities for minorities and Helping ENTREPRENEURS thrive. The Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit

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Regina Emberton
South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership