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The White River basin of southwestern Indiana is home to Naval Support Activity Crane, the nation’s third largest naval installation. As the largest employer in the area with more than 5,500 employees, Crane is among our most valuable assets in the region. Local and military leaders recognize that the mutual wellbeing of Crane and communities that neighbor the installation is critical for continued growth of our defense economy and ensuring that we develop talent to meet the base’s workforce needs.
The White River Military Coordination Alliance was formed in 2018 to strengthen the relationship between Crane and the community. The purpose of our 24-member alliance is to promote community growth, support the military missions of Crane, and establish effective, timely means of communication between the community and Crane to coordinate opportunities and address concerns.
The Alliance is comprised of state and local government officials, regional and local economic development officials, and Crane representatives.
The purpose of the alliance is to promote community growth, support the military missions of Crane, and establish effective, timely means of communication between the community and Crane to coordinate opportunities and address concerns.
Doug Benjamin, Odon
Jerry Braun, WestGate Authority
Matt Craig, Radius Indiana
Roger Downey, Loogootee
Nathan Gabhart, Daviess County
Shawna Girgis, City of Bedford
Dan Gregory, Martin County
Dave Harding, Bloomfield
Claude Hatfield, Town of Crane
Brianne Jerrels, Vice Chair, Greene County
Greg Jones, Southern Indiana Economic Development Commission
Tim Kinder, Martin County
Clint Lamb, City of Sullivan
Gene McCracken, Chair, Lawrence County
Ed Michael, Greene County
Bryant Niehoff, Daviess County
Tina Peterson, Regional Opportunity Initiatives
Commander Tim Powers, NSA Crane
Cecil Ragsdale, Shoals
Ann Smith Mischler, Sullivan County
Shance Sizemore, Lawrence County
Natalie Smith, Washington
Mark Dobbs, NSA Crane
Jathan Wright, Secretary, Linton
Matt Crouch, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Jeff Gormong, Indiana Farm Bureau
Brandi Hughes, Indiana Office of Defense Development
Don Schulte, Southern Indiana Business Alliance
Jessica Tower, Indiana Economic Development Corporation