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Urbahns To Lead Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. will have a new CEO beginning in 2019.

John Urbahns will assume the role of CEO after spending five years as the executive vice president of economic development for the group. He will succeed Eric Doden, who served as the CEO since 2015 and steps down at the end of the year.

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon at Greater Fort Wayne’s offices in downtown Fort Wayne. Urbahns says the most important thing for him is teamwork, not just in Fort Wayne.

Urbahns has been a presence in Fort Wayne since 1996, and served as the city’s director of community development from 2006 until joining GFW.

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. serves as one of the city’s economic development agencies. Under Doden, the group has publicly endorsed projects such as Electric Works and The Landing.