Board of Directors

Todd Etzler, Board Chair
Family Express Corporation

Dave Rose, Treasurer
Horizon Bank

Dave joined Horizon Bank in 1980 and has held a variety of positions including his current title of Executive Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer. Dave has been involved in a number of community organizations over the years.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Finance from Indiana University. 

Erik Back
1st Source Bank

Erik has been with 1st Source bank for over nine years and has been in banking for 21 years including large corporate, middle market, and small business relationship building.  Erik received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University - South Bend and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame. 

Jim Brodzinski
Valparaiso University

Jim is the Dean and Professor of Management in the College of Business at Valparaiso University.  He has been involved in business and management education at a variety of levels.  Jim has also served as a consultant to many organizations on a variety of organizational development issues.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D - all from Ohio University. 

Dale Clapp
First Merchants Bank

Lisa Kiger
St. Mary Medical Center

Kyle Kuebler
Porter County Regional Airport

Stephen Lunn
Porter Health Care System

Stephen began serving as Porter Health Care System's CEO in March of 2014 and has more than 10 years of hospital leadership experience.  Since his arrival in 2014, Stephen has become active on numerous committees and boards in the community.  A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Stephen earned his MBA and bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Pete Peuquet
Chester, Inc.

Pete is CEO at Chester, Inc.. Chester serves customers through the manufacture, sales, and service of products in agriculture, industry, commerce, and retail markets. These products and services are organized into four divisions: Design/Build Construction, Information Technologies, Agricultural Systems and Irrigation, and Food Services - Sausage Manufacturing.  Pete received his degree in Economics and Finance from Mankato State University and a degree in Creative Management from the University of Notre Dame.

Tim Scannell
Scannell Wealth Management Group

Tim is Managing Director and Partner at Hightower and brings more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry to his wealth management clients at Scannell Wealth Management.  Tim, along with his team , deliver proactive, objective advice, plans and solutions enabling their clients to reach their unique family goals.  Tim is an active community member holding positions with many local organizations.

Jon Schmaltz
Burke Costanza & Carberry, LLP

Jon is an attorney and partner at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP in Valparaiso.  He has served in leadership roles in the Indiana Bar Association as well as numerous other community organizations.  Jon earned his Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from Purdue University and his law degree from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

Nick Sommer
Century 21 Alliance Group

Karen Vogelsang
Vogelsang Asset Management, LLC


Rex Richards, President
Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation

Patrick Lyp, Vice President
Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation
City of Valparaiso





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