Brian Anderson joins G&T as Director, Economic Development
Michigan native brings leadership, tactical experience to position
INDIANAPOLIS – March 9, 2015 – Indianapolis-based Wabash Valley Power Association, an electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, welcomes Brian Anderson to the newly created position of Director, Economic Development.
Anderson most recently served as President and CEO of Middle Michigan Development Corporation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where he spent five years as the primary economic development service provider in a two county area. Prior to his role at Middle Michigan, he was the Director of Urban Development and Legislative Affairs for the Lansing (Michigan) Economic Development Corporation, specializing in urban redevelopment and tax incentives.
“Economic development’s role is to create a better future for individuals,” Anderson stated. “By joining Wabash Valley Power in this capacity, I will have the opportunity to focus on the growth and prosperity of our member cooperatives and the communities they serve.”
The Michigan State University graduate earned a BS in Urban and Regional Planning, then followed that with an MBA from Northwood University. In addition, Anderson received the Economic Development Finance Professional certification and is a candidate for certification by the International Economic Development Council.
“The depth of Brian’s experience at both the local and regional level is a great addition to our staff,” explained Kathy Joyce, Vice President, Member and Corporate Relations for the G&T. “We are thrilled to have him take the lead in our economic development initiative.”
Wabash Valley Power provides wholesale electricity to 25 electric distribution cooperatives and their nearly 350,000 customers located throughout the northern half of Indiana, and parts of Illinois and Missouri.