The head of the Northwest Indiana Forum announced his resignation today from
the regional economic development agency.
Forum President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Galbiati announced that
he will stay on to assist in the transition at the Northwest Indiana Forum,
working on specific issues while “pursuing other business opportunities.”
"In my five years at the Forum, we have been able to build a strong,
vigorous organization which can aggressively support the interests of
business here in Northwest Indiana," said Galbiati, who formerly served on
the Valparaiso City Council.
Former NIPSCO President Mark Maassel will step in as the interim president
and CEO at the Forum while a search to replace Galbiati is conducted.
Maassel is a former chair of the forum and is currently working at the
Schererville office of Krieg DeVault, an Indianapolis-based business law
"Vince took an organization needing to refine its mission and purpose and
worked long hours to build the Forum into a vibrant regional institution,"
added Mike Baird, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum. "Today, the
Forum is seen as a place where the business leaders across the region gather
to address critical issues and work with many diverse groups to move the
region forward. Our economic development and environmental partnerships are
well established and effective."
The Northwest Indiana Forum is a non-profit regional economic development
organization serving Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties. Its
corporate members represent more than $40 billion in commerce for Northwest
Indiana. The Forum is funded by membership contributions and grants.