Jill Scicchitano currently serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, a collaboration of economic development partners in the South Bend - Elkhart region, which encompasses 47 communities in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. The organization serves as a single point of contact for regional communication and seeks to advance economic opportunities for all partner members through collaborative promotion, marketing, and capacity building efforts.
As COO, Jill oversees key business functions of the organization pursuing continuous improvement and operational excellence fostering growth and driving action toward positive community impact. Jill serves in an enterprise-wide leadership role with a holistic, systems view of the organization and works to advance the regional economic development strategy through the implementation of the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership’s portfolio of cross-sector strategic programmatic initiatives.
Prior to joining the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership in 2018, Jill held executive level positions at Downtown South Bend, Inc (DTSB) where she was successful in cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with community partners, industry professionals, residents, and business owners and Global Spectrum (now Spectra) bringing over thirteen years of leadership and management experience developing and implementing strategies for achievement in nonprofit and for-profit organizations planning and directing day-to-day facility operations of convention centers in Florida, New York, and Indiana. Jill is proficient in developing and implementing strategies for achievement through effective financial and budgeting performance, sales and marketing initiatives, brand and advertising campaigns, project management, customer service and employee relations.