BEDFORD, Ind. (Aug. 15, 2019) — Radius Indiana welcomes Keeley Stingel as the vice president of Talent Attraction and Retention. The newly created position supports the organization’s increased efforts in workforce development, which is a key focus of its strategic plan enacted this year.
Stingel is set to begin at Radius Sept. 9 and brings with her nearly a decade of experience in community and economic development. She will help administer programs that promote the in-migration of new workers to the region, as well as assist with programs that support the improvement of skills and entrepreneurship among existing residents.
In this position, Stingel will support Radius Indiana’s ongoing projects of developing and piloting veterans’ recruitment initiatives and local/regional re-entry programs, as well as supporting workforce training and upskilling programs in the region to improve employment productivity among employers. Stingel will coordinate Radius efforts with local economic development leaders, with area business and educational programs, and with state and federal programs.
“I look forward to joining the Radius team. The organization continues to be able and willing to adapt to meet the needs of the region. I’ve enjoyed working with them in former roles and most recently as a member of the Washington County Council,” said Stingel. “I believe that rural Indiana is poised for growth and transformation. In my new role, I will work to optimize and retain existing talent while attracting new talent to ensure that the Radius region will be a sustainable and prosperous place to live and do business.”
Before joining Radius, Stingel served as the Executive Director of Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana. As the director, she worked to build consensus among community leaders and generate community buy-in in the effort to address homelessness in Southern Indiana. She helped expand the organization’s white flag shelter program, which served 70 people during the 2018-2019 winter season with a total of 1,500 visits since the start of the program. Stingel has also worked with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
“Radius Indiana is excited to add Keeley to our team,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle. “As I’ve known Keeley over the years and followed her career, I’ve been impressed with her proactive, thoughtful approach to topics, and I’ve been gratified that she is a talented member of her generation who has remained in rural southern Indiana and dedicated her passion to improving lives and communities here. Knowing that she is joining the Radius team gives me a rewarding sense of satisfaction that our strategic plan will continue to change the way we approach our role in southern Indiana.”
ABOUT RADIUS INDIANA: Radius Indiana is a regional economic development partnership representing eight counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington. Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of Southwest Central Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.