BBB Serving Northern Indiana announces new board members

BBB Serving Northern Indiana announces new board members

BBB welcomes two new board members, elects new chair and vice chair

BBB serving Northern Indiana is welcoming two new board members, as well as a new board chair and vice chair. BBB also says goodbye to retiring board chair, Tom Antisdel.

“The BBB is excited to welcome our new board members as they are a key element to helping us achieve our goal of a marketplace based on trust and integrity,” said Marjorie Stephens, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana. “We also welcome a new chair and vice chair to lead us into the next two years.”

James Skidmore has joined the BBB Board of Directors. He is the chief executive officer at Heartland Transfer based in Crown Point. Previously, he served as the Senior vice president at Schrudder Performance Group.

Christopher Sommers also joins the BBB Board. Sommers holds a degree in accounting from University of Indiana. He began his career at PNC as a part time teller and was promoted to the branch manager role that he currently holds. He works with businesses that generate under $1 million in sales annually.

Jan Diaz will serve as the BBB Board‘s Chairwoman. Diaz is the ‎director of partner relations and marketing at ‎The Talent Ladder - IWU National and Global. She is an experienced business professional with a demonstrated history of working in the public, private and social sectors including higher education. Diaz obtained her associate degree in Business and a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Robert Congdon will serve as the new Vice Chair for the Board of Directors. Congdon is the business development officer at 1st Source Bank’s in Fort Wayne and has more than 25 years of retirement planning experience. He’s a qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and holds a FINRA Series 6 & 63. 

Tom Antisdel will end his term as BBB Board Chairman. Antisdel is the vice president and general manager at WANE-TV and has served the BBB board for several years.

“Our Board and Operations is helping consumers more than ever, as well as helping our Accredited Businesses grow their business doing it the right way,” said Antisdel. “I have been very proud of our work and see the future serving our core customers even more.”