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Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville

318 Main Street
Suite 500
Evansville, IN 47708

812-401-4243

Ellen Horan - Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Ellen Horan

President

Ellen joined the Growth Alliance in the early part of 2017. With over twenty years of experience in the civic, business and non-profit arenas, Horan leads the organizations’ objectives to retain, expand, incubate and attract businesses in Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Welcome, Ellen!

Abby Elpers - Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Abby Elpers

Marketing Communications Manager

This veteran employee has been with the Growth Alliance for 8 years, 2 months, and around 28 days…but who is counting? Abby is such a pro at what she does; her name quickly became a verb around the office.

  • Abbyize (Abby-ize): To make something aesthetically pleasing to one’s eye.

This is exactly what Abby does to any marketing material she touches for the Growth Alliance. Always strapped with a positive attitude, there’s nothing this rock star can’t do!

Ask Abby about: marketing related inquiries, media relations, sponsorships, Evansville branding

Did you know that Abby is one helluva greeting card maker?  Forget Hallmark! For any occasion, Abby is THE card designer in our office.

Celia Shoulders - Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Celia Shoulders

Facility Operations Manager

This spunky lady runs the show at Innovation Pointe – a high-tech business incubator managed by the Growth Alliance. From facility maintenance and repairs, to tenant management and tours, Celia is the go-to for all things Innovation Pointe. 

Ask Celia about: office space for rent at Innovation Pointe, coworking space, facility maintenance at Innovation Pointe

Secret about Celia (shh…):  when meeting with Celia in her office, you may spot a hunky photo of her celebrity love, Matt Damon.

Andrea Lendy - Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Andrea Lendy

Business Development Manager

Moving on up! Previously,  Andrea was your first point of contact when visiting or calling the Growth Alliance office.  Nowadays, she's busy providing services to encourage the survival and growth of established businesses in Vanderburgh County. 

Contact Andrea: to expanding your Evansville/Vanderburgh County business,Tax Phase-In and Compliance reporting, the Downtown Design Review process and upcoming entrepreneur events 

Fun Fact: Andrea can say, “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers” three times fast, over and over again. She’s that good. Holy tongue twister! 

Austin Ahrens

Rockstar Intern

Hooray for interns! On top of providing assistance to new and ongoing projects, our interns fill our office with positive energy and keep us up to speed on what is “in” with the young 20-something crowd.

Allie Busch - Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Allie Busch

Administrative Assistant

As our newest member on staff, it’s likely that Allie's friendly face and/or welcoming voice will be your first point of contact when visiting or calling the Growth Alliance office. A lifelong Evansvillian and recent graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Allie provides assistance to the Growth Alliance staff and Innovation Pointe tenants on a daily basis.

Ask Allie about: conference room rental at Innovation Pointe, billing, and general information about the office

FUN FACTS: Allie is an adrenaline junkie that loves being outdoors, traveling, hiking and sky diving. She loves meeting new people, her dog Lewie and coffee.