Board Members

The governing board of the South Bend Elkhart Regional Partnership is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of our operations and fiscal matters. There are 19 voting members in the following ex officio positions:

Regional Development Authority (1)
Local Economic Development Corporations (3)
Local Government Officials (3)
Representative from each of the Advisory Committees (5)
At-large private-sector members (6)
Southwest Michigan Representative (1)

Additionally, non-voting members include representatives of the following key stakeholder groups:

Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Conventions & Visitors Bureaus
Chambers of Commerce

The South Bend Elkhart Regional Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) entity to support South Bend Elkhart Regional Partnership’s mission. The work of the SBER Foundation board ensures that we have the funding, support, and vision needed to make positive, progressive change to grow the region.

Regional Partnership Board Members

Dave Behr*
Indiana Economic
Development Corporation
Larry Garatoni
Garatoni Family Office
Jim Keenan
Judd Leighton Foundation
Chuck LehmanChuck Lehman
Lehman & Lehman, Inc.
Gary NeidigGary Neidig
Jeff Rea
South Bend Regional Chamber
Phil Smoker
Smoker Craft Inc.
Laura Walls
Marshall County Economic
Development Corporation

*Denotes Non-Voting Member

Shannon Cullinan
University of Notre Dame
Jon Hunsberger*
Elkhart County Convention
and Visitors Bureau
Shelley KlugShelley Klug
Indiana Michigan Power
Pete McCown, Chair
Community Foundation
of Elkhart County
Kevin OvermyerKevin Overmyer
Marshall County Commissioner
Amish Shah
Kem Krest
Chris Stager
Economic Development Corporation
of Elkhart County
Suzanne WeirickSuzanne Weirick, Public Rep.
Elkhart County Commissioner
Michael DaigleMike Daigle, Treasurer
South Bend International Airport
Levon JohnsonLevon Johnson*
Greater Elkhart County Chamber
Andy KostielneyAndy Kostielney
St. Joseph County Commissioner
Rose Meissner
Community Foundation of
St. Joseph County
Kristin Pruitt
Lake City Bank
Andrea Short
1st Source Bank
Rebecca Stoltzfus
Goshen College
James Turnwald*
Michiana Area Council of Governments