BEDFORD, Ind. (April 26, 2018)- Radius Indiana has re-engineered its office functions with the addition of three new team members to its staff in March and April: January Roush, Blaine Parker and Anthony Christian.
Roush is stepping into the position of Radius Business Office Manager with 13 years of experience working in local government. With Radius, Roush will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of the facilities and office management, as well as the management and monitoring of the organization’s budget and financial reports. Roush will also support and maintain two economic development assistance programs administered by Radius, the Regional Impact Fund, and the Intermediary Relending Program. In addition, Roush will be available to the constituents in the Radius region to provide information about Radius programs and activities.
In her last position, January Roush served as the auditor of Martin County, where she was responsible for maintaining all financial and personnel records for Martin County Government, along with serving as secretary to the Board of Commissioners and Council. Roush’s background allows her to comprehend the needs of local governments in the region, as well as to provide excellent customer service and monitor the day-to-day operations at Radius.
“Radius has gained a wonderful employee in January Roush,” said Martin County Commissioner Dan Gregory. “She will be greatly missed as our Auditor, but we are all very happy that she is with Radius where she can continue to help move our county, and our region, forward.”
Blaine Parker joins the Radius team as the Director of Tourism and Quality of Place. She will head the current Radius region’s tourism project, which is aimed at developing a strategy to make Southern Indiana a recreation destination. Parker will collaborate with stakeholders to enhance the region’s image, perception, and success and create a consensus among key stakeholders for a future strategy that will optimize the economic opportunity for tourism in Southern Indiana. Parker will also assist with initiatives that help communities become more desirable places to live and work for current and potential residents.
Previously, Parker spent three years as the Membership and Communications Director for the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, where she collaborated with local officials, business leaders, and members to enhance the community. She also served as Interim President for six months from 2015 to 2016, administering day-to-day operations and managing her personnel staff.
Taking the position of Director of Data Analysis and Development is Anthony Christian, where he will work to develop relevant and useful data about the economic conditions and development opportunities in the region. Christian will also be available as a resource for those communities in the Radius region seeking advice and information related to entrepreneurship.
Previously, Christian was worked for the City of Bloomington in its Community and Family Resources Department where he worked with the council on community accessibility and local
businesses to increase access for disabled persons and assess viability. Christian, who holds an MBA from the IU School of Environmental and Public Affairs, brings his experience creating an economic development policy and analyzing effectiveness of current policy into his new role at Radius.
“I am looking forward to the new ideas and insights that will be provided by our new team members. Radius is always looking to learn about new opportunities, and I foresee the additions to the staff to provide just that,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle. “We have many new initiatives planned this year, and I know our new staff will only add to the success we’ve already seen in 2018.”
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.