South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Names Chief Operating Officer

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership announces the promotion of Jill Scicchitano to Chief Operating Officer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Jan. 19, 2022) — Today, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership announced that Jill Scicchitano, an executive with over 13 years of leadership experience with nonprofit and for-profit organizations has been named as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Scicchitano previously served as the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership’s Director of Industry Growth where she focused on advancing regional employment in higher pay traded industry clusters by providing business support and improved infrastructure for the region’s growing companies and industries. Since 2018, she has worked directly with the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership’s Industry Growth advisory committee and local economic development organizations, as well as municipal, county, and state leaders to develop and implement key strategies.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead as COO at a very important time for the region,” says Scicchitano. “As we move into a new stage of growth, I look forward to working with the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership team pursuing continuous improvement and operational excellence empowering the organization to be the best we can be. I am excited to support our partners and stakeholders working diligently to chart a course for the region that will continue to benefit businesses, residents, and ultimately, our communities.”

As COO, in addition to continuing to lead Industry Growth strategies, Scicchitano will oversee Education and Workforce strategies and assume organizational management activities for the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership.

“The work done by Jill is critical to the success of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership team and to advancing the region’s economic development strategies,” says South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership President and CEO, Regina Emberton. “I am confident that in her new role, they will continue to have a positive impact on our efforts to grow the regional economy.​​​​”

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About South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. The Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: educating a world-class workforce, recruiting and retaining great talent, attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing industries, promoting inclusion and sparking opportunities for minorities and helping entrepreneurs thrive. The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit SouthBendElkhart.org.
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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
sniespodziany@southbendelkhart.org

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