Staff Members

Our staff stands ready to serve your needs.


Elizabeth Witt, Executive Director e-witt-close-up

Elizabeth joined the staff at the Foundation in September 2016 and was the face of the Foundation for those visiting our office. She began her tenure as executive director in January 2019.

Elizabeth’s family has lived in Blackford County for many generations. Elizabeth has a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in business administration.


Shelby Maddox, Office Manager

Shelby is the newest member of the Foundation’s staff, joining us in August 2021. Hers is the friendly voice you hear first when you make a call to the Foundation or walk
in the front door. Shelby also manages the offices of the Hartford City Chamber of Commerce and the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation.

Shelby has an associate degree in social sciences and 10+ years in customer service. She’s also a lifelong resident of Blackford County.



Linda Walker, Publications and Projects Manager

Linda has been at the Foundation since July 2010. She works primarily with the Foundation’s communication and marketing efforts. She is a longtime resident of Blackford County and brings her composition skills to the Foundation.