Ports of Indiana names new CEO

Ports of Indiana names new CEO

Ports of Indiana has named Jody Peacock as the new CEO, succeeding Vanta E. Coda II.

The action was approved during a meeting of the Ports of Indiana Commission.

Peacock has served in various leadership positions for the Ports of Indiana since 2001, and he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President for Business Development.

The Commission Chairman, Micah Vincent, stated that they are “extremely pleased to name Jody as Ports of Indiana’s new CEO”, and his “extensive experience, customer-focused vision, and deep understanding of the organisation’s economic development mission make him uniquely well-qualified for this role”.

Peacock’s experience with the Ports of Indiana spans over 22 years, where he has led business development efforts to attract millions of dollars in private investment to Indiana’s ports, expand the state’s foreign-trade zone and financing programmes, and secure multiple federal grants for new infrastructure projects.

Prior to his current role, Peacock spent more than 10 years directing the organisation’s communications, marketing, government relations, corporate affairs, and foreign-trade zone programme.

“It’s a great honour to be asked by our Commission to lead an organisation that has been such a big part of my life for more than 20 years,” Peacock said.

“I am immensely proud to be part of the Ports of Indiana team and to share in our past success, but as I look to the future, I am even more excited to build on the relationships we have formed with our customers, our industry partners and community leaders to increase the contributions our ports make to Indiana’s economy.”

Peacock has previously received appointments by three Indiana Governors to serve on two binational Great Lakes boards that have established new regional economic and environmental policies, and by Governor Holcomb to the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee to oversee distribution of Indiana’s Volkswagen settlement.

The Ports of Indiana operates three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.

In summer 2022, the Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville completed infrastructure improvement projects worth $24 million.

The initiatives were partially funded by a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant in 2015.

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