The University of Southern Indiana hosted Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann during an annual meeting of the Evansville Estate and Financial Planning Council on Monday, October 7, 2013.
Before speaking at the meeting, Lt. Gov. Ellspermann toured the new Applied Engineering Center, saying “the Advanced Manufacturing Program is exactly what the State of Indiana needs to help create jobs in the areas of skilled labor and manufacturing leadership.”
During the meeting, Ellspermann spoke about the economic development of agriculture, community and rural affairs, defense development, housing and community development, and small business entrepreneurship.
In 2006, Ellspermann became the founding director of the University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Applied Research and Economic Development. Since its inception, the Center has completed over 200 projects for southwest Indiana and the state including the I-69 Community Development Study, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Strategic Plan, and the Evansville Glenwood Community Development Project. She was instrumental in developing the USI-Naval Surface Warfare Center (NWSC) Crane Partnership that includes a focus on technology commercialization.
The Evansville Estate and Financial Planning Council was established in 1973 as a non-profit professional association of attorneys, life underwriters, trust officers, certified public accountants, and certified financial planners practicing in southwestern Indiana and Henderson County, Kentucky. The Council provides a better understanding of the services performed by professionals who are substantially involved in estate and financial planning, and to promote education, cooperation, and collaboration among them in order to better serve the people and businesses of the community. The Council holds their annual October meeting every other year at USI.