Elaine E. Bedel
Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
Indiana Destination Development Corporation
Elaine Bedel was appointed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in 2019 to serve as the first Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), a quasi-government agency focused on making Indiana a great place to live, visit, learn and earn.
Prior to her recent appointment, Bedel served as President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the state’s lead economic development agency from 2017-2019.
Prior to serving the state, Bedel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc., a role held since she founded the company in 1989.
Bedel, who resides in Indianapolis, is an author of a personal finance book and has spoken nationally and internationally sharing her financial expertise and experience. Bedel earned a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and an MBA from Butler University.
Throughout her career, Bedel has been recognized for her dedication to her profession and her community. Bedel accepted the 2022 Indiana Chamber Bayh-Lugar Government Leader Award. She was inducted into the Indiana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016 and was recognized as the 2015 Women Business Owner of the year by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Bedel was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana in 2013.