Dearborn County Chamber Picks Kranz For Exec. Dir.
By Mike Perleberg
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director once again.
Chamber board chairman Mark Banschbach announced Wednesday that Eric Kranz has been selected by the board to be the chamber’s new executive director.
“Serving as the Chamber’s Executive Director, Kranz brings a renewed emphasis to professionally serve the needs of the Chamber’s nearly 350 members through a variety of business development, education and counseling services that specifically target local business retention and growth,” said Banschbach.
A Sunman resident, Kranz is currently a consultant with the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center. According to the chamber, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in political science from the Marquette University. He also holds a masters of business administration from Boston University with concentrations in management, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Kranz has completed a number of professional programs that have certified him as a Global Business Professional, Economic Development Finance Professional and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. He is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Economic Developer.
In his three years with the Southeast ISBDC, Kranz has provided consulting services for aspiring entrepreneurs and companies with no more than 500 employees.
“Mr. Kranz worked to help businesses invest $85 million into the region and create more than 300 new jobs. He also helped Indiana entrepreneurs start over 50 new businesses,” Banschbach said.
Kranz will start his leadership position with the chamber on April 1, with an open house for the community to come meet him planned in the near future. He takes over for Mark Neff, who has been the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce’s interim director for about the past year.
Nancy Spivey had previously been announced as the selection for the chamber’s new executive director on March 5. Two days later, the chamber announced that Spivey had rescinded her acceptance of the job offer. Spivey told Eagle 99.3 she had instead accepted a role with the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati but would still be open to volunteering with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce.