Mark Wickersham

Executive Director

Mark Wickersham’s 30-year career in politics, business and economic development uniquely qualify him to serve as executive director.
He’s worked as the northeast regional director for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, served as a commercial lender for a community-based bank and logged 15 years with two different members of Congress—in addition to being a motorcade coordinator/driver for former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle.  Mark also worked in the office of advancement for Huntington University's Office of Alumni Relations for nearly 4 years.
In addition, he represents the county in activities with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.
Mark holds a BA in history from Huntington University, where he has served for 18 years on the President's Advisory Council for Excellence. His wife, Anita, is a CPA and associate professor of accounting at Huntington University, having earned her MBA from Ball State University. 
Accomplishments during Mark's tenure in Huntington County:
  • Facilitated 174 client projects creating nearly 3,300 new jobs
  • Facilitated client efforts which retained over 13,000 existing jobs
  • Investments approaching $750 million
  • Redeveloped nearly 2 million square feet—or 94%—of vacant industrial properties
  • Earned a spot in Site Selection Magazine's “Top 100 Micropolitans" 7 times.   Site Selection