Shan Sheridan, Executive Director of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, was named the 2019 Indiana Chamber Executive of the Year through the professional peer network serving chamber professionals from throughout Indiana. The award, sponsored by Old National Bank, was presented at the 2019 Annual Conference for the Indiana Chamber Executives Association (ICEA).
Sheridan is a veteran in the industry, having more than ten years of experience leading the chamber. He has led changes and invited innovations in many ways. To name a few successes in the past year: 2019 marks phase two of the Iron Block building renovation, the Iron Block Engagement and Innovation Hub, a $160 million expansion of Frito-Lay (one of the largest rural projects in America), the $38 million expansion of Donaldson Company and continuation of the E-Factor radio program on Saturday mornings.
This year’s recipient is also always working to support training and education of the county’s residents, especially youth, in efforts to encourage and retain employees in the county. As is true in many communities, this area has a problem with opioids and meth. People coming out of jail often find the same friends with the same drugs and no hope for change. This city did not have a facility to help these men grow to a better life and future. This year’s recipient was on the team to form the first residential, male, drug rehab facility. It will start with forty-four beds and be expandable to about double that amount.
A nomination letter read that Sheridan ‘leads by serving. He is an expert of selling the vision. As anyone in the Chamber profession know, that is the key. Once the vision is sold the rest falls into place.’ In the past 6 months, the Chamber through Sheridan’s leadership has helped secure a quarter billion dollars of investment in Clinton County.
In addition to his numerous duties as Chamber Executive Director, Sheridan is also Pastor of New Hope Church, the Economic Development Director for Clinton County, on the West Central IU Health Board of Directors, President of the YMCA, a youth sports coach, past president of Frankfort Kiwanis, and a radio sports announcer. He volunteers numerous hours to the Clinton County community.