The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana announced today the appointment of Bill Konyha as President of the Regional Chamber.
In this role, Konyha is responsible for planning, overseeing and executing all efforts for the Regional Chamber.
“I am very excited to join the Regional Chamber and anxious to work with our members to advocate for the continued improvement of the business environment and quality of life in Northeast Indiana. It will be great to help to shape laws, policies and regulations to create opportunities for the businesses and people of our 11-county region,” said Konyha.
Konyha joins the Regional Chamber with a depth of leadership and economic development experience, most recently with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). He has served as president of the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) and as chairperson of the IEDA Legislative Committee, working with previous Indiana administrations to create OCRA, the Indiana Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. While serving as Executive Director of OCRA, Konyha led efforts to replace the state Historic Tax Credit program with the Historic Renovation Grant program.
“Since its founding, the Regional Chamber has been uniquely focused on ensuring that the critical partnerships between elected officials, economic development professionals and the entire business community are strong. Bill will bring an experienced passion for economic growth and partnership-building to the Regional Chamber as we work with our constituents throughout Northeast Indiana to strengthen and expand our pro-business environment,” said David Findlay, board chair of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana and President and CEO of Lake City Bank.