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Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Alliance

401 S. High St. P.O. Box 842
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-288-6681

Key Staff
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    Jay Julian
    Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
    Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce & Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
    Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
    (765) 288-6681
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    Traci Lutton
    Vice President, Economic Development
    Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
    In her role at the Economic Development Alliance, Ms. Lutton leverages economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Lutton markets the community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to private investors, corporations, and site selectors through recruitment trips, website, tradeshows and other methods. Traci has knowledge and experience with a range of site selection and development services.
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    Ashley Surpas
    Economic Development Project Manager
    Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
    Ashley Surpas, from Muncie, Indiana, came to the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance in July of 2012 after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Executive Development for Public Service. Surpas volunteers with Project Leadership in Delaware County and serves on the Anderson-Muncie Public Transportation Coalition.
    (765) 751-9116
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    Brandy Washler
    Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce & Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
    Brandy Washler joined the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Advancement Corporation as Controller in 2018. Washler graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics and is currently pursuing her MBA through Purdue University. Previous work experience includes 15 years in banking, finance, and nonprofit management. In her free time, Brandy enjoys boating, travel, watching sport,s and family time with her husband and two sons. Born in Connersville, she is a lifelong resident of Indiana.
    (765) 751-9117
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    Erin Ailstock
    Membership Director
    Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
    As the Membership Director for the Chamber, Erin is responsible for membership sales and retention. She also works to develop and implement programs and opportunities that provide value to Chamber members.
    (765) 751-9102
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    Brenda Brumfield
    Director of Community & Government Relations
    Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
    Prior to joining the Chamber team, Brenda was a legislative aide for the Indiana House of Representatives, and a speechwriter for the House Republican caucus. Brumfield joined the Chamber staff in 1992. She worked as the Director of Advocacy until 1998 when she left to pursue other opportunities with her growing family. She rejoined the Chamber team as Director of Community & Government Relations in May of 2007. Her responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the business community and elected officials at the local, state and national level. She also plans events to allow chamber members the opportunity to interact with elected officials. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
    (765) 751-9128