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Head of E-REP to Retire in the Fall

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Greg Wathen

Greg Wathen has worked in economic development for 36 years

A longtime economic development leader in the Evansville area is retiring. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:

Greg Wathen plans to retire this fall from his position as president of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership.

In a release, E-REP says Wathen performed 15 years of “transformational work in the Evansville Region and 36 years in economic development.”

Jim Ryan, the chair of E-REP and CEO of Old National Bancorp, says Wathen has been the “driving force behind the scenes” in attracting thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars invested in the region.

Consultant Connect has twice honored Wathen as a top 50 economic developer in North America.

Jenna Richardt, E-REP Vice President for Community and Economic Development, will serve the region as the lead economic and community development contact as Wathen transitions to retirement.