INDIANAPOLIS — Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of One Southern Indiana, has been elected chair of the Indiana Economic Development Association board of directors.
Dant Chesser was previously vice chair and secretary of the board, as well as the chair and member-at-large for the organization's legislative committee.
"I'm very honored to be elected board chair of this prestigious organization," Dant Chesser said. "The IEDA is a fantastic organization that assists individuals, rural communities and metropolitan areas throughout Indiana as well as professionals who work within the economic development field."
IEDA, which turns 50 next year, is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides ongoing education to its members and opportunities to engage elected officials to promote business-friendly policies. The organization has about 400 members.
Dant Chesser has been CEO and president of 1SI, Clark and Floyd counties' economic development organization, since 2012. She was previously president of a similar organization in southwest Michigan called Cornerstone Alliance. She has also worked for the state of Indiana in various economic developments capacities, including her role as deputy executive director for program operations for the Indiana Department of Commerce. She is a Jeffersonville native.