Board of Directors
Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Board of Directors:
Justin Green - President
Justin Green - President
Rhonda Smith - Vice President
Rhonda Smith - Vice President
Rhonda Smith is general manager at Leader Publishing Co. of Salem, Inc., publisher of The Salem Leader, The Salem Democrat, Your AD-vantage and salemleader.com. Smith, a native of Washington County, provides leadership and vision to the company by assisting the staff with day to day operations. A 25-year employee, Smith began her career with the newspapers as a production employee, advancing to a clerical position in the office, then office manager and today manages the entire company.
Smith has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She chairs the Education Committee at Canton United Methodist Church and serves on the Salem Senior Center board of directors. Smith has been captain of West-Point Canton United Methodist Relay for Life team, a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a member of the Canton Lions Club, and has served as executive secretary of the Indiana Republican Editorial Association.
Jack Mahuron - Treasurer
D. Jack Mahuron - Treasurer
D. Jack Mahuron, a native of Salem, Indiana, is a graduate of Salem High School and attended Clemson University in South Carolina. He is a retired banker having last served as president and vice-chairman of Farmers-Citizens Bank with prior employment at First National Bank of Louisville and National City of Salem-New Albany Banks. Jack is also retired military and served over 45 years in the reserve, retiring as a Major, and was on active duty during WWII and the Korean War. At present he is on the State Armory Board which supervises all fiscal needs and physical properties of the military armories, Camp Atterbury, and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana.
Prior to his last appointment to the IU Southeast Board of Advisors, Jack was awarded the Chancellor's Medallion.
Jack is married to the former Carol Baker, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have four children and eight grandchildren.
His very active in his community, both locally and statewide.
Eric Zink - Secretary
Eric Zink - Secretary
Washington County Chamber of Commerce Representative
Eric Zink graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in the fall of 2013 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Professional Services along with a minor in Finance. After graduation Eric moved back to his hometown of Salem where he immediately accepted a position as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation located in Mitchell, IN. At Hoosier Uplands, he is an active participant on the Planning, Visioning, and Reporting Committee, the Wellness Committee, and the Technology Advisory Group. Eric is also serving as a Board Member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Eric is the son of Joe and Dee-Dee Zink and has one younger brother, Jason. He was born and raised in Salem, Indiana where he enjoyed participating in football, baseball, basketball, track & field, and racing dirt bikes. His interests include being involved in the community, all levels of sports, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, traveling, and his two dogs.
Sara Morris - Ex-Officio
Sara Morris - Ex-Officio
Public Utility Representative
Sara Morris has been on the Washington County Economic Growth Parternship board as the Utility representative since 2015. Sara is the Controller for Tele-Media Solutions in Pekin, IN. She has been with Tele-Media since 2012. Prior to that, Sara worked in public accounting, earning her CPA designation in 2009. Sara has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University Southeast as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. She also recevied the CGMA designation in 2014.
Originally from Harrison County, Sara has been a resident of Washington County since 2006. She is married to Rich Morris, Special Education teacher at East Washington High School, and has two children, Grace and Luke.
Washington County Council Representative
David Hoar has been the president of Washington County Economic Growth Partnership, Inc. since 2015. He is also currently on the Washington County Council and the president of the Washington County Plan Commission, as well as a member of Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. Local Affairs/Property Tax Task Force and the president of White River Resource Conservation & Development.
David graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in 1983. He is the sixth generation of his family to operate Maple Hill Farms near Campbellsburg, Indiana. In addition to producing corn, soybeans and wheat on 2,000 acres, he runs a breed-to wean swine operation that produces more than 25,000 pigs a year.
David's wife, Sherri is as teacher at West Washington School Corporation. They have two daughters, Leslie and Ashley.
Owner, Ace Hardware
Dr. Lynn Reed
Dr. D. Lynn Reed
Washington County School System Representative
Dr. D. Lynn Reed has been the Superintendent of Salem Community Schools since 2007. From 2000 to 2007 she served as Superintendent of Brown County Schools. From 1997-2000 she was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the MSD of Martinsville. Her career has spanned for 34 years of service as an administrator and teacher.
Dr. Reed earned her Ed.D. at East Tennessee State University, her M.S. degree at Indiana University and her B.S. degree at Indiana State University. She is active in various professional organizations and currently serves as President of the governing board for Indiana Small and Rural Schools and on the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents State Superintendent Advisory Committee. Locally, Dr. Reed is a member of Rotary, President of the Washington County Family YMCA and serves on the board of directors of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership . Her husband, John, is the Assistant Superintendent at West Clark Community Schools. They have two daughters, Kristin and Jillian (SHS, 2008), and one granddaughter, Kyla.
Terry Cottongim is President of Cottongim Enterprises Inc, a family owned business in operation since 1972. He is a graduate of Salem High School and attended Purdue University earning an Associate’s degree in Applied Science.
Cottongim Enterprises started out in the agricultural field in the 1970’s and was founded by Terry’s grandfather, Ralph Winslow. In the 1980’s and 1990’s the focus switched to commercial work consisting mostly of federal, state and county government projects along with some private local projects. Today, most of their work consists of Design/Build projects within Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Projects range from wood & steel construction, concrete work, roofing jobs, remodels of all varieties, industrial, churches, conference centers, lodges, hotels, schools, automobile dealers, office and institutional buildings. The company has been awarded Associated Builders “Quality Assurance” award, featured in Metal Building magazine for metal roof procedures and winner of a Metal Building Roof Award.
Terry is actively involved with several local organizations working to grow Washington County. In addition to serving as a board member of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership, he is also a member of Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Kentuckiana Associated Builders & Contractors and Washington County Building Corporation. Terry was awarded the “Friends of 4-H” for his work on the Washington County Fairground Pavilion. He also works with many other committees and board members in Washington County on ongoing and future community and county projects.
Dana began her healthcare career as a registered nurse at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. As time went on she became Manager of Outpatient and Chemotherapy Clinics at St. Mary’s and Elizabeth Hospital before coming to St.Vincent Salem Hospital (then Washington County Memorial Hospital) to serve as Director of Quality & Risk Management in 2007. Since then, Mrs. Muntz has held the position of Chief Nursing Officer & Quality Review at St.Vincent Salem, and Interim Chief Clinical Officer at St.Vincent Dunn Hospital. She was named Administrator/CNO at St.Vincent Salem Hospital on June 30, 2013.
As administrator of St.Vincent Salem Hospital, Mrs. Muntz is responsible for all aspects of nursing, patient care, operations, finances, physician relations, strategic planning, clinical program development, and works with community members/leaders throughout Washington County. In addition, she participates in St. Vincent Health southern Indiana regional operations efforts, which includes St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, IN and St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford, IN. Dana is the President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Work One Board of Southern Indiana along with the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Board.
Mrs. Muntz earned her Bachelor in Nursing degree from IU Southeast and her Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Steve is a 1972 graduate of Salem High School and holds a degree from the University of Evansville in business marketing. He is also a graduate from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Banking. Currently he serves as a Senior Vice-President for First Savings Bank in Salem.
As a past president of the WCEGP he also serves on boards with the Washington County Hospital Foundation, the Washington County Senior Citizens Housing, the Library Building Corporation and Vice-President for the Washington County Building Corporation. He also serves on loan committees for the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corp. and the WCEGP’s revolving loan fund.
Steve is a past recipient of the WLKY’s Bell Award recognizing premier volunteer service in the Metro Louisville area.
Washington County Board of Commissioners