The Tipton County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Kegan Schmicker as the new executive director, effective September 1, 2020. After a month-long search and a review of many qualified applications, the Board of Directors concluded that Schmicker put forth the best action plan for developing the next level of value-added service to Tipton County’s business community.
Schmicker is a 2012 graduate of Butler University, majoring in both accounting and management information systems. He also has an Indiana real estate broker’s license, and has pursued continuing education in economic and community development through Ball State University and the University of Oklahoma.
Shortly after graduating, Schmicker started his website design and marketing company, Black Frog Designs. He also had the opportunity to consult with the City of Tipton on economic and community development activities. Schmicker served as project manager for Now Entering Tipton, the City of Tipton Downtown Revitalization Plan, and establishment of the Riverfront District. He also managed a local effort to solve broadband deficiencies in Tipton County, and partnered with the Tipton County Foundation to secure a grant for the City of Tipton Splash Pad.
In conjunction with his professional endeavors, Schmicker has also been a consistent volunteer in the community. He has served on the board of directors for the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, the Tipton Main Street Association, and the Encore Lifestyle & Enrichment Center. Schmicker currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Tipton Community School Corporation and the City of Tipton Redevelopment Commission.
The Tipton County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization supported by a 13-member, volunteer Board of Directors. The board looks forward to seeing its mission advanced under Schmicker’s leadership. Tipton’s Chamber has more than 200 current members and is always looking to welcome more. For more information, visit tiptonchamber.org.