November 3, 2020

The Board of Directors of Heart of Jasper has hired Kate Schwenk as its first director. She started on November 1.

Heart of Jasper is a new 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed through the nationwide organization Main Street America. The group’s mission is to create a vibrant epicenter of activity for the community with a vision to create a great small-town experience.

“Kate’s energy and enthusiasm for Jasper will take our organization to the next level,” said Maureen Braun, president of the board. “Her skills as an organizer and collaborator are what made her stand out during the interview process.”

Schwenk graduated from Jasper High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Management with a Minor in Human Resources from Indiana University. For the past eight years she has served as a human resource professional at Jasper Engines and Transmissions.

Kate was asked to join the Jasper Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2019. She will serve as the President of the Board in 2021.

Kate and her husband, Ben, have one daughter, Alana. 

Heart of Jasper’s office is located on the second floor of Jasper City Hall. For more information, visit HeartofJasper.org or call 812-482-4255.

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