Business Development Consultant
Department: Cornerstone Alliance Team
Phone: (269) 757-0139
Jim Finan joined Cornerstone Alliance in May of 2021 as an independent consultant focusing on business and economic development initiatives and special projects.
A Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council, Jim brings extensive experience in both economic, community and business development including that as the executive director for the Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation; economic and business development manager for Indiana Michigan Power’s north central Indiana and southwest Michigan territory; vice president of business recruitment for the South Bend|Elkhart Regional Partnership, the regional economic development operation for north central Indiana, director of business and economic development for Abonmarche Consulting, a civil engineering & architecture firm based out of Benton Harbor, Michigan with an Indiana sub-headquarter in South Bend, Indiana and most recently as CEO for ETHOS Innovation Center, a STEM and robotics education and innovation center located in Elkhart.
A graduate of Ball State University for both his BS in Management and MBA, Jim and his wife, Ellen, a freelance writer, blogger and marketing content developer, live in Granger, Indiana. Together they have 6 adult children.