Main Street promotes director, announces 2017 leadership team


Announced Dec. 22, Noblesville Main Street has set its 2017 Executive Committee and promoted its executive director, Chris Owens.


Craig Crosser of Nova 29 Property Management will assume the role of president of the Board of Directors. Jackie Bell of Primrose School and previously the NMS Promotions Committee chair will step into the role of vice president. Darren Peterson of Peterson Architecture returns to the Executive Committee as treasurer after a year serving as chair of the Economic Development Committee, and Jessica Billingsley from Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim will retain a position on the Executive Committee as secretary.

Owens will now serve as NMS’s CEO, something the organization said is a result of its continued growth.

“Over the last two years, Noblesville Main Street has experienced significant growth and extended the organization’s reach as a vital contributor to the vibrancy of the community,” Alaina Shonkwiler, 2016 vice president of the board, stated. “The promotion to Chief Executive Officer better comprises the robust responsibilities of the top management position of our organization.”

“I’ve said it many times. It is my distinct honor to serve my community through this role,” Owens stated. “I appreciate the recognition of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors. I also realize we are standing on the verge of great things in our downtown in terms of development in the midst of preservation. I am honored to lead this group into the future to make a positive impact on our home.”

“I look forward to working with Chris Owens and the Board of Directors in 2017. As the president of the board,” Crosser stated in a press release. “I am excited to be a part of the Executive Committee and to assist the board and Chris in our programming that helps makes Noblesville a one-of-a-kind Indiana city. My goal for 2017 is to continue valued partnerships with current members and sponsors, while reaching out and recruiting future members and sponsors by highlighting how Noblesville Main Street enhances the quality of life in Noblesville.”

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