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Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County

EDC of Elkhart County, Indiana Names Dave Ogle as Director of Business Retention and Expansion

Jul 22, 2009

Elkhart County, Ind. –The EDC of Elkhart County is pleased to name Dave Ogle as its new director of business retention and expansion beginning August 3, 2009. 

Ogle comes to the new position with a deep understanding of Elkhart County, Indiana. Ogle and his wife of 38 years, Sue, are lifelong residents of Elkhart County with four grown children and two grandchildren. 
He has been with Truth Publishing Co., Inc. since April 1981 where he served in various capacities including, sales manager, advertising director, director of consumer sales, general manager and ultimately was named publisher in 1999. He served in that capacity until March of 2008. 

Most recently as Director of Federated Media Engaged, Ogle was responsible for the coordination and distribution of over $2 million annually in broadcast time, print and Internet space to benefit not-for-profit organizations across 22 corporately owned radio stations in the South Bend/Elkhart and Fort Wayne markets as well as the newspaper in Elkhart.
President of Federated Media, John Dille commented on Ogle’s move, “Tough to lose and win at the same time. We hate to lose Dave from FM Engaged and The Elkhart Truth, but clearly Elkhart County can put a mark in the win column. This one comes at a time when we need it. We're going to miss him, but congratulations EDC of Elkhart County, you've got a winner!”

His current local community and business involvement includes Member of the Corporate Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greencroft Corporation (Goshen board), Vice Chair of Greencroft Communities Board of Directors, Member of the Oaklawn Board of Directors, Member of the Board of Directors for the Elkhart County American Red Cross Chapter and Member of the Regional Approach to Progress. 
During his career of public service Ogle was previously Chairman of the Board for the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County, Chairman of the Board for The Greater Elkhart Area Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board for the Center for Community Justice.

As one of the original community organizers founding the EDC of Elkhart County in 2000, Ogle stated his enthusiasm for going to work on the front lines of the organization 

"From this organization's inception, I have had a real passion for making a difference in elevating the business community in Elkhart County. To have been given the opportunity to contribute at a higher level means a lot. As our history proves, Elkhart County is resilient and we will leverage our collective strengths to help move this place back to its position of prominence in the business world. I can't wait to get going," stated Ogle.

President of the EDC of Elkhart County, Dorinda Heiden-Guss, welcomed Ogle “Dave Ogle brings the energy, commitment and an unprecedented knowledge of the Elkhart County business environment to our professional organization. With Dave’s many talents our organization is positioned to compete with the best in the economic development field. We are elated Dave has joined our team,” she concluded. 

The EDC of Elkhart County is a non-profit economic development organization comprised of business and community leaders dedicated to maintaining and growing a diverse economic base to provide economic opportunity for Elkhart County communities. For more information about the EDC of Elkhart County, please call (574) 535-1002, or visit the website at