BEDFORD, Ind. (Nov. 8, 2022) – Radius Indiana welcomes two new staff members to its team who will strengthen the organization’s response to regional economic opportunities – Carol Johnson and Janna Foxx.
Taking the reins of the Southern Indiana Business Report, Johnson will serve as the Business and Community News Content Manager for Radius Indiana. The digital news site brings in-depth coverage of business and economic development, including advanced manufacturing, tourism, and hospitality industry news, agribusiness updates, defense sector, business finance and incentive reporting, and insights into how local initiatives, state policies, and other factors impact the local economy in southern Indiana.
Southern Indiana Business Report provides a solution to the region’s loss of local business and economic reporting in recent years, which has inhibited the ability of businesses and communities to communicate their successes in economic development.
Before joining Radius, Johnson had an extensive career in journalism and spent 30-plus years at the Bedford Times-Mail covering city government, downtown development, education, breaking news, local nonprofits, and human interest stories.
Foxx joins the Radius team as support for Radius’s Crane Community Support initiative led by Director Matt Craig. The addition of Foxx will allow the pair to enhance the region’s opportunities to collaborate with NSA Crane through organizations such as the White River Military Coordination Alliance (WRMCA) and the Crane Regional Defense Group (CRDG).
Created in 2018 to strengthen the relationship between Crane and the community, the 24-member Alliance promotes community growth, supports the military missions of Crane, and establishes effective, timely means of communication between the community and Crane to coordinate opportunities and address concerns. Subsequently, CRDG was formed as a subcommittee of WRMCA to preserve the strategic value of Crane and bring economic growth to Southern Indiana by supporting local outreach and legislative initiatives.
Previously, Foxx served as the Acting Technical Director for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division before opening her own consulting firm in July 2021. Foxx most recently served as NSWC’s acting director in April 2020, leading the organization through its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining normal business processes and establishing the initial business processes for COVID-19-specific needs. Upon retiring from Crane, she started Foxx Consulting, a woman-owned small business (WSOB) that provides consultation to businesses working on federal contracts.
“The speed of change that businesses encounter in the world today calls for the Radius team to be able to respond to new opportunities and evolving demands,” said Jeff Quyle, president and CEO of Radius Indiana. “Adding people of the caliber of Carol and Janna to our staff gives us more ways to serve the needs of the public and private sector clients we serve.”
ABOUT RADIUS INDIANA: Radius Indiana is a regional economic development partnership representing eight counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington. Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of Southwest Central Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.