Becky Skillman serves as Senior Advisor of Radius Indiana, an eight-county economic development corporation in Southwest Central Indiana. Before joining Radius in February 2013, Becky served as Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana for eight years. Becky has devoted her life to public service and to the enrichment of the lives of the citizens of Indiana. She began her career in public service in 1977 and served 16 years as an elected official in Lawrence County. In 1992, Becky was elected to the Indiana State Senate, where she represented Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson, Washington, and Orange Counties. Rising quickly through the leadership ranks, she became Majority Caucus Chair, making history as the first woman to serve in Indiana's Senate Republican leadership. During her 12 years in the Senate, she led the charge to include the state's small towns and rural communities in its economic development agenda. There, she authored plans for development in distressed counties and for the revitalization of downtown areas. In 2004, she was selected by Mitch Daniels to be his running mate in his bid for Governor. As Indiana's 49th Lt. Governor, Becky held more legal duties than any other Lt. Governor in the country. Since first taking office in 2005, she managed five state agencies that administered more than $1 billion in programs, including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the Office of Tourism Development. Additionally, she chaired the state's Counter Terrorism and Security Council and served as President of the Indiana Senate. She continues to serve as the co-chair of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, with former Congressman Lee Hamilton.
Jeff Quyle is the CEO of Radius. He has more than 25 years' experience working for rural electric cooperatives in Indiana, including the past ten years as an economic development coordinator for Hoosier Energy. He is an appointee (since 2010) to the Indiana General Assembly Interim Study committee on Economic Development Incentives, and was a member of the 2014 Indiana Blue Ribbon Commission on Taxes. He is also a former 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. Jeff is past chairman of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Legislative Committee and past president of the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation. 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 a county commissioner, chair of a regional sewer district, and chair of a county plan commission. Jeff's experience also includes working in the Indiana Department of Commerce from 1984 to 1988, serving on the board of directors of the Indiana Associaton of County Commissoners, and serving as the president of the Association of Indiana Counties. He is a native of Indiana, holds a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University and a master's degrees from Indiana University and the University of Kent at Canterbury. He has completed the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program.
Joe Timbrook became Manager of Radius Indiana in March 2011. He is responsible for development projects and office management. Previously, he worked with the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council and was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hoosier Hills Credit Union. He is a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association and works on multiple community projects in Bedford, Indiana, and the Lawrence County area.
Matt Craig serves as the Director of Crane Community Support for Radius Indiana. Along with local leaders in the Radius region and surrounding counties, Matt works to strengthen the network of advocacy for NSA Crane. In addition, he works with the Radius Indiana Business Development staff to increase research opportunities and investment in the region, as well as collaborate with the Radius Defense & National Security Advisory Council, the Southern Indiana Business Alliance and the Indiana Office of Defense Development. Matt retired from NSWC Crane after 30 years of service; his last appointment was as the deputy technical director and interim technical director. Matt also held positions at NSWC Crane as the director of the Microwave Systems and the Spectrum Warfare departments as well as manager of the Radar and Microwave Technology business units. Matt began his career as a radio electronics technician in the Indiana Army National Guard and then served in the U.S. Navy as a fire control radar technician, Leading Petty Officer. He is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the National Defense Industries Association and the Association of Old Crows. During his distinguished career, Matt received the Meritorious Civilian Service award for his service to NSWC Crane.
As the Director of Community Development, Stacy Burris works closely with regional communities to support local initiatives that improve and maintain "quality of place". She also provides statistical analysis and reporting of workforce and economic development data, which is used in multiple business development efforts. Prior to joining Radius Indiana, Stacy worked in economic development at Hoosier Energy where she collaborated with directors of local and regional economic development organizations to implement incentive programs. She also served on a team at Indiana State University, which developed a targeted industry study concerning economic development in Terre Haute for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Stacy is a resident of Linton, and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Indiana State University.
As Administrative Assistant, Autumn Godsey serves as a trusted advisor, providing comprehensive, strategic support as well as high-level administrative support to Radius Indiana’s CEO and the entire team. In this role, she assists with calendar management, scheduling, meeting preparation and a variety of other tasks. She also manages effective channels of communication between Radius Indiana’s board members, internal and external constituents, and all of Radius Indiana partners in progress. Autumn joined Radius Indiana for a number of compelling reasons, including the opportunity to provide support to a team committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of the eight-county region.
Troy Phelps is the Regional Director for the South Central Indiana Small Business Development Center. He is currently working out of the Bloomington ISBDC office located at the Ivy Tech Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship. He previously worked for the West Central ISBDC and, in total, has counseled with over 350 clients. Troy specializes in accounting and has significant experience in the banking, medical, and insurance industries. Having started two businesses of his own in the past, he also understands firsthand the challenges of owning a business. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College teaching Quickbooks and Entrepreneurial Finance classes and is a certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor. Troy holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Anderson University. Troy provides free, confidential, one-on-one business assistance in developing business plans, financial analysis, strategic planning, and locating funding sources.