Radius Indiana Names Quyle Chief Operating Officer
BEDFORD, IN Radius Indiana announces Jeff Quyle has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within Radius. The strategic addition strengthens the regional economic partnership by creating a succession plan for its top leadership, which ensures continuity for economic and workforce development initiatives.
"We are delighted to welcome Jeff to the Radius team," said Becky Skillman, Radius Indiana CEO. "He is a seasoned, economic development professional who is uniquely qualified to lead efforts in the region. I have tremendous confidence in Jeff's ability to capitalize on upcoming opportunities for Southwest Central Indiana, and to drive programs that will make a transformational change for our workforce and businesses."
Beginning Jan. 5, 2016, Quyle will take a lead role on major initiatives, as directed by the CEO and Board of Directors, and provide strategic oversight and direction for business development including defense industry, manufacturing, workforce, education, and tourism activities of the organization. In promoting Radius Indiana's economic development, he also will work to enhance relationships with key business, community, and government leaders at the regional, state, national, and international level.
"This opportunity to become part of the Radius Indiana team is a dream position for anyone who works in economic development in Indiana, and I am deeply honored to be given this chance to participate in one of the best organizations in southern Indiana," Quyle said. "Working with Becky Skillman and the Radius Indiana staff will truly be a pleasure, and I look forward to building on their partnership with their great network of community leaders and businesses that are collaborating to bring increased investment and personal income to the people and places that make this region such a special place."
Prior to this appointment, Quyle served as the Economic Development Coordinator for Hoosier Energy and has more than 25 years' experience working for rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. He is an appointee (since 2010) to the Indiana General Assembly's Interim Study Committee on Economic Development Incentives. He is also a member of the Morgan County Council, a former appointee to the Indiana Air Pollution Control Board, and a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau Property Tax Task Force.
Quyle is past Chairman of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Legislative Committee and past President of the Morgan County local economic development organization. He was a founding member of the board of the Indiana Rural Development Council, and has been a presenter and moderator for the Indiana Economic Development Association. He has also served in local government, as County Commissioner and Chair of a county plan commission.
Quyle's experience also includes working in the Indiana Department of Commerce from 1984 to 1988, serving on the board of directors of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners, and serving as President of the Association of Indiana Counties.