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Pence Picks Gorelick for IEDC Board

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October 10, 2013 — Schererville businessman Joel Gorelick has a four-year term on the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) Board, effective today.

His immediate appointment comes from Indiana Governor Mike Pence who announced Gorelick’s appointment to the Board today.

Gorelick served as President and Chief Administrative Officer of Northwest Indiana BanCorp and its subsidiary Peoples Bank SB until earlier this year, after starting work there 1983.

Prior to his banking career, Gorelick served in the United States Marine Corps.

He serves as Board Chairman of the Lake County Economic Alliance and has previously served as President of the Northwest Indiana Boys & Girls Club in Merrillville and as founding Chairman of the Board of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Corporation.

He currently provides oversight to the executive committee of the Tolleston Project, a regional campaign to build a new home for the Boys & Girls Club, as well as serves as director and chairman of the governance committee of the RDC.

Gorelick was recognized as the Small Business Advocate at the Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Excellence awards program, and named the 2000 Board Member of the Year by the National Association for Development Companies.

He holds a master’s degree from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


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