Jody Peacock has served on the senior management team for the Ports of Indiana since 2001 and has helped the Ports of Indiana achieve record levels of growth. As the first Vice President in the organization’s history, his responsibilities have included business development, marketing, public affairs and strategic planning for the organization’s three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.
During his time with the Ports of Indiana, Jody has led efforts to attract multimillion-dollar projects to Indiana’s ports, grow shipping volumes to record levels, and identify major expansion opportunities for the Ports of Indiana. He also helped drive a fundamental transformation of the state’s port authority from a regulatory agency to an entrepreneurial port system that has achieved 15-consecutive years of self-funded growth. This initiative included developing a new strategic plan and operating goals, rebranding the organization for the first time since it was founded in 1961, and drafting major changes to the organization’s legislative charter to broaden Ports of Indiana’s authority. As a result, the Ports of Indiana has remained totally self-funded since 2004 and now has an annual economic impact of over $7 billion.
Jody has also been appointed by three Indiana Governors to two binational Great Lakes boards that established new regional economic and environmental policies, and by Governor Holcomb to the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee to oversee distribution of $41 million from Indiana’s Volkswagen settlement.
Jody earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and graduated cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.