'5 Under 40' Awards
recognized at EDP meeting
development in local area discussed
(February 2012) Founded in 2009, the Madison
Future Young Professionals group has continued to grow in size and the
number of activities for its approximately 50 active members. The group
is part of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and was created specifically
to encourage and promote business networking and leadership opportunities
among those age 40 and under.
by Don Ward
years 5 Under 40 winners as
selected by Madison Future Young
Professionals, sponsored by the
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce,
are (from left) Josh Webb, Pat
McGrath, Kande McKay, Heather
Foy and Aaron Kelsey.
On Jan. 23, the group presented its second annual 5
Under 40 business civic and leadership awards during the annual
meeting of the countys economic development organzation, Economic
Development Partners of Jefferson County. This years winners were:
n Heather Foy, owner and coach of the Fit For The King Flyers All Star
Dance program (which includes approximately 50 young girls from the
area). She is also former president of Tri Kappa Sorority and the group
class coordinator and instructor at Fit For The King. She also serves
on the Jefferson County Police Merit Board.
n Aaron Kelsey, art teacher and Theatre Director at Madison Consolidated
High School. Kelsey shares his love of the arts with the community as
an actor in community theatre productions and at his church. His works
of art can be seen in downtown shops. He serves as a board member to
several organizations in town including the Madison Consolidated Schools
Educational Foundation and the Little Grand Theatre Co.
YP 5 Under 40
Award Winners 2011:
Shannon Dattilo, Southwestern Elementary School teacher
Molly Dodge, River Valley Resources
Andy Lytle, Microdome Computers
Joe Jenner, attorney with Jenner, Auxier
Carl Risk, then with Kings Daughters
Hospital & Health Services
EDP Board Members
Ken Ward, Roger Allman, Don Heiderman, Dan Baughman, Julie Berry,
Dwayne Cole, Matt Forrester, Bill Hensler, Margaret Siefert,
Tony Waltz, Damon Welch, Kevin Kellems and two emeritus members,
Al Huntington and John Eckert.
Pat McGrath, a partner with Alcorn Goering &
Sage law firm. He has served as a public defender for Jefferson and
Switzerland counties. He also represents the Jefferson County Board
of Zoning Appeals. He is a board member for Voices for Children and
is a big brother for the Jefferson county Big Brother/Big Sister program.
Kande McKay, journalism teacher and is also responsible for the
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, which promotes
accelerated learning, at Madison Consolidated High School. She
has served as president of the Indiana High School Press Association.
Josh Webb, a funeral director at the Morgan & Nay Funeral
Centre in Madison. He is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association.
He is also involved in several community organizations, including Pi
Sigma Eta fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, Trinity United Methodist
Church, the Republican Party and Pathways Learning Center.
Madison Future YP co-chair Casey Goode also presented an appreciation
award to Jenny Eggenspiller for her part in creating the award series.
Until recently, Eggenspiller worked as an assistant to former Madison
Mayor Tim Armstrong, who failed to win re-election last November. Jake
Stuart serves as the groups other co-chair this year.
The award ceremony also included one presented by EDP Executive Director
Corey Murphy to Jefferson County Commissioner Julie Berry as the John
Paul Friend of Economic Development Award. Berry was praised
for her leadership and determination i Overseeing the rebuilding
efforts in the wake of the May 20, 2009, Jefferson County Courthouse
fire. Berry earlier was honored statewide as the recipient of the Indiana
Commissioner of the Year, presented in September 2011 by the Indiana
Association of County Commissioners.
Berry is the third recipient of the Friends award. Previous
winners are Ann Grahn (now deceased) and Arvin Sango Inc.
by Don Ward
Director Corey Murphy
presents the Economic
to Jefferson County
Commissioner Julie Berry.
EDPs annual meeting and report to the community
drew a large crowd of corporate, business and goverment leaders to The
Livery Stable in downtown Madison. Murphy presented his report, citing
several ongoing expansion projects in the county, including those at
I.K.E.C., Grote Industries and Madison Precision Products. In 2008,
the organization, formerly known as MIDCOR (Madison-Jefferson County
Industrial Development Corp.) underwent a reorganization and name change
to EDP. As for 2012, Murphy cited the organizations targeted four
areas of improvement as: business retention and expansion; development
marketing; accelerated business park and visitor attractions; and leadership
He said that in 2012 EDP plans to join the Chamber in redesiging and
launching a new, merged website to better reflect the marriage of the
two entities that took place last year. Murphy moved in the Chamber
office at 301 E. Main St. and shares the administrative staff of the
Chamber. But the two organizations boards and budgets and missions
For more information on these organizations,
or EDPs website: www.LocateInMadison.com.
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