Board Leadership

ICEA Board Leadership

Board of Directors:

Christian Maslowski, President & CEO – Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

(tele) 317.888.4856
Colleges Attended:
Manchester College (BA), Indiana Institute of Technology (MBA); Continued Professional Development: ICEA Conferences and Peer Learning Opportunities; Entered Chamber Profession: 2007; Previous Chambers: None; previous career in higher education (development and enrollment management); Areas of Expertise: Sponsorships and Non-Dues Revenue; Board Relations; Budget Development & Management; Marketing & Communications.

ICEA Past Chair 
Lisa Long, MSM, IOM, President - Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
(tele)  812.738-0120   
Colleges Attended: Central Michigan University, BSBA; Indiana Wesleyan University, MSM; Continued Professional Development:  IOM; Entered Chamber Profession: 2006;  Previous Chambers:  Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce; Areas of Expertise:  Strategic Management; Member Engagement; and Community Growth & Development.

Vice Chair Organization Finance & Development
Dan Canan, IOM, Executive Vice President - One Zone
  (tele) 317.436.4653 (e-mail)
Colleges Attended: Ball State University;  Continued Professional Development:  IOM, Hoosier Chamber Academy; Entered Chamber Profession: 2010;  Previous Chambers:  Board of Directors for the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; Areas of Expertise:  Government Relations/Advocacy and Economic Development.  ICEA Focus:  Finance; Organization Development; Advocacy.

Vice Chair Membership
Tricia Bechman, CP, President - Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce
(tele) 812.522.3681  
Colleges Attended: Millikin University;  Continued Professional Development: Hoosier Chamber Academy; ICEA Conferences;  Entered Chamber Profession: 2002;  Previous Chambers:  Franklin Chamber of Commerce; Areas of Expertise:  Board development; membership engagement; event coordination; collaboration.

Vice Chair of Conferences
Cheryl Hamilton, Executive Director - Linton Stockton Chamber
  (tele) 812.847.4846              
Colleges Attended:  Lincoln Trail Community College
Continued Professional Development:  Currently enrolled in Institute; Hoosier Chamber Academy graduate; Ball State's Basic Economic Development Course
Entered Chamber Profession:  2010
Previous Chambers: n/a
Areas of Expertise:  working with volunteers; collaboration; event organization
ICEA Focus:  Membership

Vice Chair of Professional Development
Justin Groenert, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations - Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  (tele)  812.425.8147    
Colleges Attended:  University of Southern Indiana, MPA '16  Western Kentucky University, BA '04
Continued Professional Development: Third year of IOM 
Entered Chamber Profession:  2013
Previous Chambers:  n/a
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy
ICEA Focus:  Advocacy

Board Members

Erin Easter, Vice President, Chamber & Quality of Life- Greater Lafayette Commerce

(tele)  765.742.4041            
Colleges Attended:  Purdue University; Continued Professional Development: Hoosier Chamber Academy;  ICEA Conferences. Entered Chamber Profession: 2009; Previous Chambers: none;  Areas of Expertise:  non-profits; fundraising; public speaking; event planning; social entrepreneurship; program development; volunteer management;  ICEA Focus:  Organizational Development

Nick Kieffer, IOM, President & CEO - Goshen Chamber of Commerce

(tele)  574.533.2102             (e-mail)
Colleges Attended:  IPFW BA(Marketing) 2003; IPFW MA (Communications) 2005. Continued Professional Development:  Board of Regent for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute for Organization Management. Entered Chamber Profession: 2007; Previous Chambers: none;  Areas of Expertise:  Volunteer Management; Sponsorships/Events; Membership. 

Jeff Rea, CCE, IOM, President & CEO - South Bend Regional Chamber

(tele) 574.400.4000 (e-mail)
Colleges Attended: Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC ; Continued Professional Development: Institute of Organizational Management; Entered Chamber Profession: 2010; Previous Chambers: N/A; Areas of Expertise: Economic Development, Public Policy

Sue Reed, IOM, President & CEO - Crossroads Regional Chamber

tele:  219.769.8180      e-mail:
Colleges Attended:
National College of Education, B.A.;
Attended: National College of Education, B.A.; Continued Professional Development: Institute of Organizational Management; Hoosier Chamber Academy graduate; ICEA & ACCE conferences; Entered Chamber Profession: 2010; Previous Chambers: served on board of directors for the Merrillville, IN Chamber; Areas of Expertise: budget/fiscal management and working with volunteers

Mike Ripley, VP, Health Care Policy – Indiana Chamber of Commerce

 (tele) 317.264-6883 / 317.919-6456    
Colleges Attended:  Ball State University; Continued Professional Development:  Mike has over a decade worth of experience in the insurance industry, plus he has been heavily involved in the health care arena while in the Legislature, including serving as chairman of the House Insurance Committee; Entered Chamber Profession:  2008; Previous Chambers:  His professional career also includes work with an engineering firm and seven years as the Adams County economic development director. In addition, he previously had his own Allstate Insurance Agency, marketing property and casualty, and life and health insurance products. Areas of Expertise: Health Care Policy; ICEA Focus:  Advocacy. 

Shelli Williams, IOM, ICEA President
  (tele) 812.871.3000          (e-mail)
Colleges Attended:  Western Kentucky University (BA); Continued Professional Development: IOM; Community Leadership Series; ACCE national conferences. 
Entered Chamber Profession: 1992; Previous Chambers: Madison (IN); Jennings County (IN);  Areas of Expertise: Mentor for New Execs; Organization Management; Starting A Governmental Affairs Program; Strategic Planning; Budget Development & Management; Foundations; Staff Management.

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