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Economic Development Corporation


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Board of Directors

The Cascade Economic Development Corporation Board is comprised of up to 13 directors.

The officers for the board include:

brad ludwig ken mcdermott alan besler

Brad Ludwig
Edward Jones Investments

Ken McDermott
Vice President
Ohnward Bank & Trust
Alan Besler
Fidelity Bank & Trust
Brad has served in the role of President of Cascade Economic Development Corporation for the last three years. He has been involved in CEDC for over 18 years serving in various roles and on several committees. Since moving to Cascade in 1999, he has enjoyed watching the community evolve and industries thrive. In 1994, Ken joined Ohnward Bank & Trust in Cascade as Executive Vice President and became involved with the Cascade Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) as a Board Member. He has served in that role since 1994 and currently serves as Vice President of the CEDC Board. While he was in college, he worked during the summer months for a couple of major employers in Cascade, including Cascade Lumber & Manufacturing and Webber Metals. Alan Besler is the Vice President to Market President of Fidelity Bank & Trust in Cascade. Alan began his banking career in 2007. He lives near Worthington with his wife, Jill, and four children. He is active in the Worthington and Cascade communities, serving on boards and volunteering on projects for the betterment of the community. He has been on the CEDC board for the last six years.


Other Directors

Molly Knuth

Dale Mescher

Nick Callahan (Secretary)

Jesse Meyer

Jim Conlin Bill Hosch
Scott Casey