The Starke County Economic Development Foundation has decided to keep Larry Wickert as its executive director. Wickert has been serving as interim executive director since the beginning of the year. Now, the foundation’s board of directors has decided to make his appointment permenant, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
The Starke County Economic Development Foundation had been searching for a new leader, following the retirement of Charlie Weaver. Before he was hired as the foundation’s interim executive director, Wickert served as the president of its board of directors. He’s also managed a retail fertilizer plant, worked as an agronomy consultant, and served as a Starke County commissioner.