NMS Promotes Director & Announces New Leadership

Noblesville Main Street is proud to announce the 2017 Executive Committee after recent elections confirmed officers for the coming year. Craig Crosser of Nova 29 Property Management will assume the role of president of the Board of Directors. Jackie Bell of Primrose School and previously the NMS Promotions Committee chair will step into the vice president’s role. Darren Peterson of Peterson Architecture returns to the Executive Committee as treasurer after a year serving as chair of the Economic Development Committee. Finally, Jessica Billingsley from Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim will retain a position on the Executive Committee as secretary.

“I look forward to working with Chris Owens and the Board of Directors in 2017. As the president of the board, I am excited to be a part of the Executive Committee and to assist the board and Chris in our programming that helps makes Noblesville a one-of-a-kind Indiana city,” said Craig Crosser, 2017 President of the Board. “My goal for 2017 is to continue valued partnerships with current members and sponsors, while reaching out and recruiting future members and sponsors by highlighting how Noblesville Main Street enhances the quality of life in Noblesville.”

Additionally, the group has promoted their executive director, Chris Owens, to a new role as chief executive officer as a result of continued growth of the organization. “Over the last two years, Noblesville Main Street has experienced significant growth and extended the organization’s reach as a vital contributor to the vibrancy of the community. The promotion to Chief Executive Officer better comprises the robust responsibilities of the top management position of our organization,” said Alaina Shonkwiler, 2016 Vice President of the Board. “Chris Owens produces a large volume of work that encompasses an assemblage of talent, tasks and time, and the Board greatly appreciates the level of professionalism and passion he shows in his role. Chris’ leadership of Noblesville Main Street has proven a valuable and recognizable asset in collaborative downtown initiatives with our many community partners and this promotion is a recognition of his efforts.”

“I’ve said it many times, it is my distinct honor to serve my community through this role. I appreciate the recognition of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors. I also realize we are standing on the verge of great things in our downtown in terms of development in the midst of preservation. I am honored to lead this group into the future to make a positive impact on our home.”

In a little more than two years at the helm of Noblesville Main Street, the fruits of Owens’ efforts can be seen in a vastly increased membership base and dedicated efforts toward branding the organization both online and in the community. Recently the organization launched a Community Campaign to help the public better understand the efforts and the number of events Main Street promotes, and why the non-profit organization is dependent on donations and needs your support.