Talent Attraction Committee

Committee Strategies:


1. Places to Be: Enhance desirability of the South Bend - Elkhart region through increased community spaces, diverse housing choices, and connectivity among communities.

2. Telling our Story: Develop a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy based on “One Degree of Separation" from social, physical and professional opportunities.

3. People to Know: Define, organize, and promote engagement initiatives to attract and retain talent at all levels.

Committee Members:

Chuck Lehman, Co-Chair
Lehman and Lehman

Sarah Niespodziany, Liaison
South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership

Rob Decleene
South Bend Regional Chamber

Erin Bonin
Kruggel Lawton CPAs

Sam Centellas
La Casa de Amistad, Inc.

Kyle Hannon
Ivy Tech Community College

Chris Hooley
EDC of Elkhart County

Mike Huber
Abonmarche Consultants

Stacie Jeffirs
Saint Mary’s College

Andrew Wiand, Co-Chair

Phil Jenkins
City of Nappanee

Kara Kelly
Teacher’s Credit Union

Diana Lawson
Elkhart County CVB

Aaron Perri
South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts

Paul Phair
Holladay Properties

Leslie Pinson
Local Spirit, LLC

Meghann Sullivan-Redding
Fidelity National Title- Indiana

Linda Yoder
Marshall County Community Fnd.