Doden stepping down from state economic agency

Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Eric Doden plans to step down in May after more than two years on the job.

Doden could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokeswoman for the economic development agency said that Doden wished to return to his home base in Fort Wayne to be with his family and pursue private interests.

His resignation is effective May 1.

Board member Jim Schellinger said he has been impressed with Doden's work ethic in attracting jobs to the state.

"He's done a great job with IEDC," said Schellinger, president of CSO Architects Inc. "It's time for him to maybe focus on family a little more."

When Doden was appointed to IEDC in January 2013, he took a leave of absence from day-to-day operations from his Fort Wayne-based venture capital and private equity company Domo Ventures LLC.

Doden ran and lost in the Republican primary for mayor of Fort Wayne in 2011.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan and a law degree from Valparaiso University.

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