Indiana Lt. Governor and Governor-elect Eric Holcomb today named Elaine Bedel as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), replacing Jim Schellinger who will serve as Indiana’s Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the IEDC in the new administration. Bedel plans to transition into her new role in February.
“Elaine’s bold leadership and extensive experience as the owner of her own financial consulting company will be great assets to promote Indiana’s positive business climate and jobs magnet reputation,” said Governor-elect Eric Holcomb. “I look forward to working alongside Elaine and Secretary Schellinger as we continue to grow the state’s economy and take Indiana to the next level.”
Bedel currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc, a role she has held since she founded the company in 1989. Previously, she served as the director of personal finance planning at Coopers and Lybrand. She is also the author of a personal finance book and is a nationally-recognized speaker, providing expertise at conferences hosted by Schwab Impact, the University of Indianapolis and the Financial Planning Standards Board.