Dubois Strong Announces 2022 Board of Directors

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

FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – JASPER, IN – Dubois Strong announces the 2022 board of directors, including a new vice chair who will help support the nonprofit’s work to foster economic growth in Dubois County. 

“We’re excited to welcome a few new members to our board who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said Dubois Strong President Ed Cole. 

Dubois Strong also chose Nick Stevens of Old National Bank as its new board vice chair. Stevens has been involved on the Dubois Strong board since 2008 and has recently served as part of the Executive Committee. Springs Valley Bank & Trust President & CEO, Jamie Shinabarger, will continue to serve as the board’s chair. 

The 2022 board members are: 

• Jamie Shinabarger, Chair* – Springs Valley Bank & Trust 

• Nick Stevens, Vice Chair* – Old National Bank 

• Mayor Dean Vonderheide, Secretary* – City of Jasper 

• Jay Baker, Treasurer* – German American Bank 

• Allison Menke, Past Chair* – OFS 

• Elmer Brames* – Dubois County Commissioner 

• Mayor Steve Schwinghamer* – City of Huntingburg 

• Jane Betz – Smithville Communications 

• Christian Blome – Vincennes University – Jasper 

• Kyle Chase – Seufert Construction 

• Dan Conway – Best Home Furnishings 

• Mary Ann Cummings – Town of Birdseye 

• Barry Day – Superior Ag Resources Cooperative 

• Scott Denhart – Masterbrand Cabinets 

• Nancy Eckerle – Jasper Chamber of Commerce 

• Becky Hickman, Amy Gehlhausen – Dubois County Chamber of Commerce 

• Sue Habig – Kimball Electronics 

• Joe Henson – Dubois REC 

• Mike Kluesner – Dubois County Council 

• Whitney Lubbers – Visit Dubois County 

• Lonnie Nicholson – Kimball International 

• Melanie Powell – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center 

• Eber Menjivar – ALASI 

• Matthew Schaick, Jeff Braun – Meyer Distributing 

• Ken Sicard – Town of Ferdinand 

• Tom Thacker – Town of Holland 

• Luke Bawel – Jasper Engines and Transmissions 

• Tom Betz – Jasper Group 

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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. 


Samantha Knies Gray