CROWN POINT, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Board of Directors has named Sherri Ziller president and chief executive officer, succeeding Bill Hanna who stepped down from the role earlier this year. She has been serving as interim president and CEO since Hanna’s departure in January.
Ziller, who joined the RDA in 2006, was also previously the chief operating officer of the organization.
RDA Board Chair Don Fesko says the organization conducted an extensive search, but Ziller was the best fit.
“She is uniquely qualified to take on this role given her track record of success with the organization, and we look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver on the RDA’s goals of making Northwest Indiana the leading area for economic growth in Indiana,” said Fesko.
As part of her continuing leadership role, Ziller will guide the RDA’s efforts to expand commuter rail and surface transportation in the region.
Governor Eric Holcomb says Ziller has played a pivotal role in the economic evolution of northwest Indiana and will be critical to economic growth.