We're Bullish On Your Business

And we’ve built a big team to prove it.

Start with an economic development staff ready to help you find the perfect shovel-ready site or building for your business and connect you with the other resources you need.

Add an alliance of 23 distribution co-op CEOs and all the great people who work for them—people who know their local communities and can help give you a first-hand understanding of the economics, the infrastructure, the labor markets—everything that can help you get down to business faster here.

Put us together, and we’re one big team that’s totally committed to your success. We want you here—and we’re ready to get down to business right now.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Director of Economic Development
Central & Northeast Indiana, Missouri
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Central & Northeast Indiana, Missouri

Contact:

Brian Anderson
317.481.2844
b_anderson@wvpa.com

Biography:

Based at our Indianapolis headquarters, Brian is our economic development team’s fearless leader. He came to Wabash Valley Power from Middle Michigan Development Corporation, where he was President and CEO. Brian earned his BS in Urban and Regional Planning at Michigan State University and his MBA at Northwood University—and also received the Economic Development Finance Professional certification and is a candidate for certification by the International Economic Development Council.

Jennifer Hooper

Jennifer Hooper

Business Attraction Specialist
Northeast Indiana
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Northeast Indiana

Contact:

Jennifer Hooper
317.481.2831
j_hooper@wvpa.com

Region/Co-Ops Covered:

Heartland REMC
Jay County REMC
Kosciusko REMC
LaGrange County REMC
Steuben County REMC
Noble REMC

Biography:

Jennifer is community driven and has a passion for thinking big and working to bring ideas to life. A graduate of the Master of Science in Economic Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi, she formerly worked as a Research Assistant, where she compiled data for economic reports that were used in communities throughout the Southeastern U.S. Jennifer serves as the regional representative for Northeast Indiana and aims to foster relationships between businesses and professionals that create a strong business environment.

Mike O’Grady

Mike O’Grady

Economic Development Representative
Illinois
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Illinois

Biography:

As our part-time Economic Development Representative in Illinois, Mike works closely with key staff in member co-ops, business partners, and civic organizations to promote economic development initiatives of WVPA and member co-ops. He is able to leverage his professional experience, as he previously served as interim CEO, Vice President, and Director of Government and Investor Relations of the Economic Development Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area. Mike has served in numerous community organizations, including the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ecology Action Center Board, the Illinois Green Business Association Board of Directors, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal.