Meet the Team

Board of Members

Dedicated to Strengthening and Building Up Hendricks County

Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership is made up of individuals who are continually working to improve and enhance the lives of those living, working, and building businesses within Hendricks County.

Meet the Team

The Board, Investors, and Partners that power HCEDP.

Brian Bilger

Executive Director

Brian Bilger joined the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership (HCEDP) as the Executive Director in August of 2020.

Brian has over 20 years of economic development experience in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. He previously was Senior Business Development Representative for the Detroit Regional Chamber/Detroit Regional Partnership. He also served as the Project Manager for the Regional Growth Partnership/JobsOhio, based in Toledo, Ohio, as well as the Economic Development Manager of Lucas County, also in Toledo.

Brian graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s
degree in business administration. He is also a graduate of Heidelberg College, holding a master’s degree in business administration.

Joe Jasin

Project Manager

Joe Jasin is a graduate of Indiana University in nonprofit and public management, and Anderson University for his MBA. Having worked in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors, he brings experience from many disciples into the project coordinator position. With a passion for business and community development, he’s excited to work with HCEDP to improve the lives of those living in Hendricks county. As he’s new to the county, feel free to contact him to welcome him into the team or recommend your favorite places to experience in the county.

Kevin Speer, Hendricks Regional Health

Past President
Greg Ternet, Hendricks Power CoOp

Vice President
Jeff Banning, Banning Engineering

Jeff Donovan, Donovan CPAs

Doug Puckett, IU Health West

Public Members
Robin Brandgard, Plainfield Town Council
Dennis Dawes

Rhonda Wiles, Brownsburg Chamber

Mike Baker, State Bank of Lizton

Jeff Banning, Banning Engineering

Al Bennett, Indianapolis Airport Authority

Jaime Bohler-Smith, Visit Hendricks County

Robin Brandgard, Plainfield Town Council

Kari Bennett, Aqua Indiana, Inc.

Stephen Denhart, Hendricks County Bank & Trust

Jeff Donovan, Donovan CPAs

Tom Downard, Avon Chamber

Brad DuBois, Plainfield Chamber

Andy Theisz, Vectren

Brian Gildea, CenterPoint Energy

Travis Tschaenn, Brownsburg Town Council
Shane Dodge, MIBOR

Jason Love, Pittsboro Town Manager

Kelly Dibenedetto, Danville Chamber

Ken Kern, Sunbeam Development Group

Greg VanLaere, Danville Town Council

Doug Puckett, IU Health West

Haley Roubicek, Duke Energy

Kevin Speer, Hendricks Regional Health

Greg Ternet, Hendricks Power

Scott Thompson, Builders Association

Greg Zusan, Avon Town Council

Franklin Vandervort, First Merchants Bank

Eric Wathen, Hendricks County Council

Luke Ivers, Endeavor Communications

Matt Whetstone, County Commissioner

Public Investors

Hendricks County
Town of Plainfield
Town of Avon
Town of Danville
Town of Pittsboro

Private Investors

Abstract and Title Guaranty Co.
Ambrose Property Group
APEC indy
Aqua Indiana
Banning Engineering
Browning Investments/ Six Points Assoc.
Citizens Bank
Comer Law Office
Donovan CPAs
Duke Energy
Electric Plus
Endeavor Communications
First Merchants
Gibson Commercial Construction
Hageman Group
Hendrick Regional Health
Hendricks County Bank
Hendricks Power
Indianapolis Airport Authority
IU West Hospital
Keers Development
North Salem State Bank
State Bank
Synthesis Inc.
Tonn and Blank Construction
Vectren (Centerpointe)
Veridus Group
Wabash Valley Power

Aqua Systems
Hendricks College Network
Indiana Municipal Power Agency

Public Partners
Town of Avon
Town of Danville
Hendricks County
Town of Pittsboro
Town of Plainfield

Local Partners
Hendricks College Network
Indiana Small Business Development Centers
Visit Hendricks County

Chamber Partners
Avon Chamber of Commerce
Danville Chamber of Commerce
Plainfield Chamber of Commerce

Regional Partners
Indy Partnership
Indiana Career Connect
Leadership Hendricks County
Hendricks County Community Foundation
Central Indiana Workforce Investment Board
INzone: Trade Zone

State Partners
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Indiana Health Industry Forum
Indiana Small Business Development Centers

Ben Comer, Comer Law Office

Jeff Donovan, Donovan CPAs

Ken Sebree, Sebree Architects