Jody Peacock

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Ports of Indiana

Vice President

Role: Provides strategic leadership as the second-in-command and directs corporate initiatives involving business development, planning, marketing, communications, government relations and regional trade programs.

Joined: February 2001

Bio:Jody Peacock has served on the senior management team for the Ports of Indiana since 2001 and has helped the Ports of Indiana achieve record levels of growth. As the first Vice President in the organization’s history, his responsibilities include business development, marketing, public affairs and strategic planning for the organization’s three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.

During his time with the Ports of Indiana, Peacock has led efforts to attract multimillion-dollar projects to Indiana’s ports, grow shipping volumes to record levels, and identify major expansion opportunities for the Ports of Indiana. He also helped drive a fundamental transformation of the state’s port authority from a regulatory agency to an entrepreneurial port system that has achieved 14-consecutive years of self-funded growth. This initiative included developing a new strategic plan and operating goals, rebranding the organization for the first time since it was founded in 1961, and drafting major changes to the organization’s legislative charter to broaden Ports of Indiana’s authority. As a result, the Ports of Indiana has remained totally self-funded since 2004 and now has an annual economic impact of over $7 billion.

Peacock has also been appointed by three Indiana Governors to two binational Great Lakes boards that established new regional economic and environmental policies, and by Governor Holcomb to the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee to oversee distribution of $41 million from Indiana’s Volkswagen settlement.

Peacock earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and graduated cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.

About the Ports of Indiana: The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority that operates a system of three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. The mission of the Ports of Indiana is to develop and maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile, strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy. The Ports of Indiana manages approximately 2,800 acres of property along the Ohio River and Lake Michigan and has 1,000 acres available for future development. Business activities at Indiana’s three ports contribute $7.8 billion per year to the state economy and support 60,000 jobs.

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