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Bill Walters

Executive Director

As a lifelong resident of East Central Indiana, William (Bill) Walters and his wife Alesia have raised 5 boys currently ranging in age from 26 to 37. Bill has an extensive history of volunteer work serving on two School Building Corporation Boards. Bill’s most cherished positions have included coaching both elementary and middle school basketball and baseball teams and serving as the President of the School Athletic Boosters. In addition to his volunteer work with the school system, Bill has served two terms on the Daleville Town Council. In his hometown of Daleville, Bill gained extensive experience in public administration by overseeing and managing the operations of the municipal Street and Garage Departments.  After serving for four years as the Vice President of the ECI Regional Planning District, in 2016 Bill was unanimously selected by his peers to assume the Directorship of the organization. Through participating in the annual ECI lobbying trips to Washington DC, to leading numerous community visioning sessions, Bill has been able to identify and work towards addressing many areas of concern in East Central Indiana. Bill holds certifications as an Indiana Certified Grant Administrator and INDOT ERC Certificate, 2013 Graduate of Ball State University’s Indiana Economic Development Course, IEDC member with completion of Business Retention and Expansion as well as Workforce Development Strategies. As Director of the Planning District, Bill now focuses daily on improving the quality of life for all communities in the ECI Region.

bradbookoutBrad Bookout

Project Manager

As a Project Manager for the ECI Regional Planning District, Brad is dedicated to managing brownfields redevelopment projects in the four county regional area. Brad has significant experience with brownfields assessment, clean-up, and redevelopment projects; conducting competitive procurements; ensuring contract compliance; and meeting the requirements of cooperative agreements. From 1994 to 2009, he owned and operated a private land development and homebuilding business in East Central Indiana. He served for six years as a Delaware County Councilman, with two years as President of the body. He also serves as a member and acting staff person for the Delaware County Redevelopment Commission and Assistant Director of Business Development for the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance. He has extensive grant writing and special project financing experience. Within the last two years, Brad secured over $51 million in grants and special project financing for East Central Indiana and helped to create over 2,000 new jobs.

Elected Board Officers and Appointed Board Members

The Board
Pictured (from left to right) Front Row: Ralph Frazee, Mayor Randy Geesaman (Portland), Bill Hess, Mike Burton, Milo Miller, Jr., and Don Goetz. Back Row: Rob Walker, Mike Jones, Pam Price, Tim Smith, Brad Bookout, Lisa Dominisse, Jacob Everett, Marvin Surber, Nora Powell, Doug Marshall, Roy Budd, Shane Middlesworth, Harry Pearson, Mary Lueders, Jorge Ortiz, Mayor Larry Leach (Gas City). Photo by Morgan Crouse

2016 Executive Committee

  • Chair: Bill Hess
  • Vice Chair: Bill Walters
  • Secretary: Ralph Frazee
  • Treasurer: Mike Burton
  • James King (Delaware County)
  • Marta Moody (Delaware County)
  • Shane Middlesworth (Grant County)
  • Mike Burton (Grant County)
  • Mayor Randy Geesaman (Jay County)
  • Brenda Brumfield (Governor’s Appointment) Ex-officio

2016 Board of Directors

Delaware County Appointed by
Marta Moody County Commissioners
James King County Commissioners
Chris Matchett County Council
Kyle Johnson County Surveyor
Nora Powell Mayor of Muncie
Doug Marshall Mayor of Muncie
Pete Olson Town of Yorktown
Bill Walters Town of Daleville
Tanya Hiatt Town of Gaston
Randall Dunnuck Town of Albany
Mike Foster Town of Eaton
Christopher T. Cook Town of Selma


Henry County Appointed by
Ed Yanos County Commissioners
Jerry Walden New Castle County Council
Nate LaMar County Council
Corey Murphy Mayor Greg York
 Kevin Knott Town of Knightstown
Marita Roberson Town of Spiceland


Grant County Appointed by
Mike Burton County Commissioners
Shane Middlesworth County Council
Donald W. Wimmer County Surveyor
Jonathan Perez Mayor of Marion
Mayor Larry Leach Mayor of Gas City
Mayor Bob McNutt Mayor of Jonesboro
Richard Treon Town of Fairmount
Steve Kelley Town of Sweetser
Bruce “Chip” Long Town of Upland
Jerry Caudill Town of Van Buren


Jay County  Appointed by
Vacant County Commissioners
Michael Leonhard County Council
Mayor Randy Geesaman Mayor of Portland
Mayor Gene Ritter Mayor of Dunkirk
Ralph Frazee Town of Pennville
Kyle Champ Town of Redkey
Brenda Brumfield Governor Mike Pence


2016 Board Meeting Dates
May 10
August 9
November 15

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