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IEDA Announces New Executive Director: Alan Tió

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10:42 AM | Jill Ewing (Administrator)

The Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) is pleased to announce Alan Tió as its new Executive Director. Tió, a seasoned economic development professional with over 18 years of experience, will assume the role March 18, 2024.

“I am thrilled to welcome Alan Tió as the IEDA’s new Executive Director,” said Erin Schneider, IEDA Board Chair. “His extensive experience and proven track record of success in economic development make him the perfect person to lead the IEDA towards a bright future.”

Extensive Experience in Economic Development

Tió brings a wealth of experience to the IEDA, having worked in economic development at various levels throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the CEO of the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation, where he oversaw all aspects of economic development for the county.

Proven Track Record of Success

Throughout his career, Tió has achieved significant accomplishments, including:

  • Being named a Top 50 Economic Developer in North America in 2019
  • Receiving the Indiana Governor's "Circle of Corydon" award in 2018
  • Earning the DCI 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development award in 2015
  • Receiving the Indiana Governor's Distinguished Hoosier award in 2014

Strong Qualifications

Tió holds a Master of Public Affairs degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. He is also a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and earned a Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certification.

Looking Ahead

The IEDA is confident that Tió’s leadership, experience, and expertise will be instrumental in guiding the organization to achieve its mission of promoting economic growth and prosperity throughout Indiana.

Quote from Alan Tió

“I am honored to return to the IEDA and lead this exceptional organization,” said Tió. “I am committed to drawing on the strong foundation we have built and propelling us forward as a community of future-focused economic development leaders. I look forward to working with all of you to advance our economic development efforts in the years ahead.”

About the IEDA

The Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) is the statewide association representing local and regional economic development professionals and other economic development stakeholders. The IEDA defines economic development as the facilitation of investment that leads to long-term community prosperity. For more information, please visit

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