Indianapolis, IN—Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced today that Elaine Bedel will serve as secretary and CEO of the newly established Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC).
Bedel currently serves as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the state’s lead economic development agency.
“Elaine will excel as Indiana’s first chief destination officer to bring our public and private sectors together to best tell Indiana’s story,” Gov. Holcomb said. “In her new role, Elaine will work collaboratively to develop marketing strategies that will enhance economic development, attract new talent to our workforce and enhance our state’s profile as a great destination for visitors.”
Bedel was appointed by Gov. Holcomb in 2017 to serve as president of the IEDC. Prior to serving the state in her current role, she served as president, chief executive officer, and chief compliance officer of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc., a role held since she founded the company in 1989. Bedel, who resides in Indianapolis, is an author of a personal finance book and is a nationally-recognized speaker, providing financial expertise at conferences hosted by Schwab Impact, the University of Indianapolis and the Financial Standards Board.