Mayor Scott Fadness announced today his promotion of Megan Baumgartner as Economic Development Director effective immediately following the departure of Brandon Dickinson in October 2018. Baumgartner formerly held the assistant director position for the department and previously was with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
“Megan has represented Fishers well during her time here and has proven to lead our city in the right direction as we strive to be a place where business thrives,” said Mayor Fadness. “With this team in place, Fishers will continue to dedicate its efforts toward providing service and partnership to entrepreneurs, innovative firms, and small business.”
During her tenure at the City of Fishers, Baumgartner has led the City’s business retention, expansion, and attraction project efforts while serving as the main point of contact between Fishers businesses and the City. Since 2015, Baumgartner has been part of the team responsible for attracting 25 new companies to Fishers resulting in $500 million in capital investment and 4,900 new high wage jobs. Baumgartner led the City’s efforts to become a Duke Energy Site Readiness Program city in 2018.
Baumgartner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Purdue University and lives in Fishers with her husband and two children.
Jordin Alexander joined the Fishers Economic Development team in September 2018 as Economic Development Specialist. Alexander is responsible for all redevelopment project coordination, compliance, programming, and outreach for the department. Alexander is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.