Dubois Strong Announces 2023 Board of Directors

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

JANUARY 18, 2023 – JASPER, IN – Dubois Strong announces 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 

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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. 

MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Knies Gray 

sgray@duboisstrong.com