Alan Tio joined the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCo) as CEO in fall 2018.
Most recently he served as Economic Developer at Michael Kinder & Sons, Inc., leading the firm’s consulting and development practice, which provides customized solutions for clients in Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio, and Southwest Michigan.
Tio has over a decade of comprehensive experience with local, regional and state level economic development organizations such as business startup, business recruitment, business expansion, industrial park development, and industrial spec building development. He has actively worked to promote the aerospace and defense, agribusiness, and medical device industry sectors.
Tio led Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, business attraction and business retention and expansion efforts. He oversaw the launch of initiatives related to agribusiness, community development, medical device, and small business & entrepreneurship.
Tio has obtained a professional certification (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council. He has served as chair of the Indiana Economic Development Association (2013-14) and has been recognized as a “40 Under 40” Rising Star.
In 2013, Tio received a direct commission to the reserve component of the United States Navy Supply Corps. He now serves as Training Department Head with NR DFAS-CO 209 at Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Tio graduated with University Honors from Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies (2002) and with a Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University (2006). In 2014, Tio was recognized by then-Governor Mike Pence as a “Distinguished Hoosier” and early this year he was named to the “Circle of Corydon” by current Governor Eric Holcomb. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Purdue University Fort Wayne.