SPEAKER

Keith Gillenwater, CEcD

President/CEO
Economic Development Group of Wabash County
Wabash, IN

Keith is the President & CEO of the EDG of Wabash County (EDWC). EDGWC is the single point of contact for economic development opportunities in Wabash County by focusing on business expansion, retention, and attraction, fostering entrepreneurialism, and improving overall quality of life. Keith obtained his CEcD certification as a Certified Economic Developer from the IEDC in June 2013. Keith previously served as the CEO of the LaGrange County EDC, as well as in the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and his educational background includes: B.A. - History, Purdue University, West Lafayette. B.A. - Law & Society, Purdue University, West Lafayette. MPA - Master of Public Affairs, Indiana University, Fort Wayne In addition to his degrees, Keith is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, as well as the Basic ED Course and the Indiana Community Development Course at Ball State University. Keith has served on various community organization boards throughout Northeast Indiana, and is currently on the boards of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, the Mid-America Economic Development Council, and is the 2017 Chair of the Indiana Economic Development Association, and also serves on various local community boards.