Board of Directors

Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Board of Directors: 

 

Rhonda Smith - President

Rhonda Smith - President

Business/Industry Representative 

Rhonda SmithRhonda Smith is general manager at Leader Publishing Co. of Salem, Inc., publisher of The Salem Leader, The Salem Democrat, Your AD-vantage and salemleader.com. Smith, a native of Washington County, provides leadership and vision to the company by assisting the staff with day to day operations. A 25-year employee, Smith began her career with the newspapers as a production employee, advancing to a clerical position in the office, then office manager and today manages the entire company.

Smith has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She chairs the Education Committee at Canton United Methodist Church and serves on the Salem Senior Center board of directors. Smith has been captain of West-Point Canton United Methodist Relay for Life team, a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a member of the Canton Lions Club, and has served as executive secretary of the Indiana Republican Editorial Association.

 

Justin Green - Vice President

Justin Green - Vice President

Mayor - City of Salem

Eric Zink - Treasurer

Eric Zink - Treasurer

Washington County Chamber of Commerce Representative

Eric Zink graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in the fall of 2013 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Professional Services along with a minor in Finance. After graduation Eric moved back to his hometown of Salem where he immediately accepted a position as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation located in Mitchell, IN. At Hoosier Uplands, he is an active participant on the Planning, Visioning, and Reporting Committee, the Wellness Committee, and the Technology Advisory Group. Eric is also serving as a Board Member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

Eric is the son of Joe and Dee-Dee Zink and has one younger brother, Jason. He was born and raised in Salem, Indiana where he enjoyed participating in football, baseball, basketball, track & field, and racing dirt bikes. His interests include being involved in the community, all levels of sports, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, traveling, and his two dogs.

Jayden Stone - Secretary

Jayden Stone - Secretary

More information to come

Mark McKinney - Ex-Officio

Mark McKinney - Ex-Officio

Public Utility Representative

 

 

David Hypes

David Hypes

More information to come

Gail Napier

Gail Napier

Salem City Council

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Preston Shell

Preston Shell

Washington County Council

 

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