PEOPLE MAKE THE PLACE @ THE NIIC.

The NIIC is a place of people. But not just any people. We’re a likeminded community of dynamic innovators, business owners and builders, social innovators, entrepreneurs and mentors. We have different areas of expertise, but one singular focus: To strengthen the economy of Northeast Indiana by empowering the entrepreneurial, innovative people, organizations and businesses who call this place home.

Meet the people that make The NIIC a place of substance in Northeast Indiana.

  • Karl R. LaPan
    President & CEO
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  • Daryl Yost, Ed.D
    Director, Community Relations
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  • Mike Fritsch
    Entrepreneur in Residence
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  • Tammy Allen
    Director of Marketing Communications & Programs
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  • Wayne Robison
    Chief Financial Officer
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  • Tania Vanderlaan
    Controller
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  • Leslee Hill
    WEOC Director
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  • Cody Walz
    Marketing Communications Specialist
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  • Julie Isbell
    Accounting Coordinator
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  • Jim Bentley
    Operations/Human Resources
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  • Tammy Sipe
    Business Concierge
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  • Suzie Haga
    WEOC Coordinator
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  • Nancy Rice
    Concierge
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  • Eric Brown
    NIIC Business Concierge
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  • Brandi Little
    Business Concierge
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