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Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville

318 Main Street
Suite 500
Evansville, IN 47708


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

Ellen Horan


March 21, 2017 - The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville announces Ellen Horan as the new president effective immediately. With over twenty years of experience in the civic, business and non-profit arenas, Horan will lead 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, 1 month, and around 4 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, sponsorships, invest donations and media relations

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

It’s likely that Andrea’s friendly face and/or welcoming voice will be your first point of contact when visiting or calling the Growth Alliance office.  Always willing to lend a helping hand, Andrea provides assistance to the Growth Alliance staff and Innovation Pointe tenants on a daily basis. A true jack-of-all-trades, Andrea is social media savvy; she is an excellent researcher and enjoys keeping up with the latest trends in technology.  

Contact Andrea: for expanding your business,Tax Phase-In and compliance, the Downtown Design Review process, conference room rental at Innovation Pointe, upcoming entrepreneur events and general information about the Growth Alliance office. 

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

Jennifer Lehman

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.