JCIDC Staff

The Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation (JCIDC) staff has but one purpose, to assist new industries in finding a home in the county and to promote the growth and expansion of those already here.

All local government, community and educational agencies are committed to working with the JCIDC staff to ensure an environment in which industry can thrive in a pro-business atmosphere while offering opportunity to those who would like to join us in a climate of prosperity.

Jim Plump

Jim Plump, CEcD, FM — Executive Director

Jim Plump has served as Executive Director of the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation since its inception in 1984.

An Indiana native, Plump is a graduate of the University of Evansville (IN), and also graduated from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. He achieved “Certified Economic Developer” status in 1992 from the American Economic Development Council (now the International Economic Development Council).

Plump is a member of state and national development organizations, and in 1999 served as President of the Indiana Economic Development Association. He also has been a member of the Lt. Governor’s Economic Development Cabinet, a lecturer at the Indiana Economic Development Academy at Ball State University, and an instructor at the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI).

He is active in numerous civic activities, and was named Seymour’s “Citizen of the Year” for 2001.
Email Jim Plump

M.Winburn

Mary Winburn joined the staff as Administrative Director of Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation in 2003, and is responsible for all administrative functions of the organization as well as providing support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Winburn, a native of Seymour, is a graduate of Seymour High School and also has attended Ivy Tech College as a part-time student. Winburn is a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association and completed the Indiana Basic Economic Development Course at Ball State in 2004. In March 2010, she completed the final year of a 3-year curriculum from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and became a graduate of OU/EDI.

Winburn completed the Leadership Jackson County program in 2007, and is a member of the Jackson County Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, and also serves on the Community Agency Building board of directors.
Email Mary Winburn

JackieHill

Jackie Hill has been employed by Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation since January, 1990. Currently, she serves as Director for the Jackson County Workforce Partnership and has held this position since April, 2000. Prior to this position, she served as Administrative Director for JCIDC.

Hill graduated from Seymour High School and attended Ball State University. She completed the Indiana Economic Development Academy course in 1990. She is a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association, the Education Committee of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, and is involved in various local civic activities.
Email Jackie Hill

Jody

Jody Deckard joined the staff of Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation in June 2008 and serves as Coordinator for the Jackson County Workforce Partnership. Jody provides support to the Workforce Director.

In 2010, Deckard completed the Indiana Basic Economic Development Course at Ball State.

Deckard has 13 years experience in industry and more recently in the education system.
Email Jody Deckard