RDA COO Named an Influential Woman of NWI

Sherri Ziller honored as the 2014 Up and Coming Woman in Economic Development

rda-coo-influential-woman-2014Our weekly update is a little late this week, but there's a great reason why! RDA Chief Operating Office Sherri Ziller was one of the 25 women recognized at the 4th Annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana gala in Merrillville last night. Sherri was named as the Up and Coming Woman of the year in the category of Economic Development.

"This just reinforces what our staff, board and anyone who has worked with Sherri over the past nine years already knows: she's an incredibly skilled and talented executive that we are blessed to have with us," says RDA President and COO Bill Hanna. "Not only is she a consummate professional, she's also a terrific person and we are all richer for knowing her."

Sherri joined the RDA in 2006 as Finance and Grants Manager, and was named COO in November of 2012. During her tenure she has overseen more than $200 million in RDA grants for shoreline, transportation and economic development projects that have resulted in more than half a billion dollars of additional public and private investment in Northwest Indiana. Please take a moment to visit our Facebook page and congratulate Sherri on her achievement!