Dubois Strong announces 2023 board of directors

New board members will enhance board’s focus on economic growth for Dubois County

Dubois Strong announced the 2023 board of directors, including a new chair who will help support the nonprofit’s work to foster economic growth in Dubois County.

“We’re excited to have Nick Stevens step into the role of board chair and to welcome a few new members to our board, bringing diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said Dubois Strong President Ed Cole.

Nick Stevens of Old National Bank will act as the organization’s new board chair. Stevens has been involved with the Dubois Strong board for 14 years and has recently served as the board’s vice chair.

The 2023 board members are:
Nick Stevens, Chair* – Old National Bank
Mayor Dean Vonderheide, Secretary* – City of Jasper
Jay Baker, Treasurer* – German American Bank
Mayor Steve Schwinghamer* – City of Huntingburg
Chad Blessinger* – Dubois County Commissioner
Mike Kluesner – Dubois County Council
Ken Sicard – Town of Ferdinand
Tom Thacker – Town of Holland
Jerry Allstott – Town of Birdseye
Dan Conway – Best Home Furnishings
Scott Denhart – Masterbrand Cabinets
Christian Blome – Vincennes University – Jasper
Allison Menke – Baird Wealth Management/Representative for OFS
Sue Habig – Kimball Electronics
Matthew Schaick, Jeff Braun – Meyer Distributing
Luke Bawel – Jasper Engines and Transmissions
Barry Day – Superior Ag Resources Cooperative
Joe Henson – Dubois REC
Melanie Powell – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
Kyle Chase – Seufert Construction
Lonnie Nicholson – Kimball International
Craig Buse – Springs Valley Bank & Trust
Jane Betz – Smithville Communications
Jason Lents – Jasper Group
Christina Zazzetti – Hoosier Hills Credit Union
Evelyn Rivas – ALASI
Nancy Eckerle – Jasper Chamber of Commerce
Whitney Lubbers – Visit Dubois County
Amy Gehlhausen – Dubois County Chamber of Commerce
*Denotes Executive Committee Members

Dubois Strong is Dubois County, Indiana’s collaborative, public-private partnership that maximizes community resources and assets to foster economic growth. Dubois Strong works to grow new businesses and expand existing ones with marketing, networking, training seminars, access to capital, site selection assistance and intellectual properties. The Dubois Strong philosophy is to make a business startup, an expansion or a relocation as easy and as user-friendly as possible. Dubois Strong is the county’s economic development source for innovative entrepreneurs and thriving businesses.