The Staff of the Jay County Development Corporation

William E. Bradley Jr., Executive Director
Mr. Bradley is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana and has been an active economic developer for almost 30 years, all in the northern half of Indiana. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelors Degree from Purdue University along with a Master of Public Administration degree from Ball State University. He has helped in the creation of three economic development initiatives (the NewAllen Alliance, the Adams County Economic Development Corporation and the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County). In addition, he has served two mature organizations (the Logansport-Cass County Economic Development Foundation and the Wabash Economic Development Corporation). He has served as a board member of the Indiana Economic Development Association, several workforce development boards, and has been an active Rotarian most of his career.   He is the past President of the Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor, a group that sought a new four-lane highway in north central Indiana. Mr. Bradley has served on numerous local committees along with being very active in church activities. He can be reached by email at

Ami M. Huffman, Director, Community Development
Ms. Huffman is a native of Hartford City, Indiana, having graduated from Ball State University with both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science. Her initial work experience was with Cardinal Health Systems, having served a variety of health related positions. Most recently, she has worked with St. Vincent Hospital in Winchester, Indiana, in the position of Wellness and Grant Administrator. Upon receiving the position of Community Development Director, she and her husband, Barry, moved into a historic home in Portland. She is active in several organizations, both at the state and local level and enjoys spending time with her family, Barry and son, Maddox. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, anything to do with her son, vacationing in Las Vegas, and is an avid Colts, Cubs, and Indiana University Fan. She can be reached by email at

Jodi M. Hayes, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Hayes is a native of Portland, Indiana, having graduated from Jay County High School in 1986. She is also a graduate of Indiana Business College with a certificate in bookkeeping and records management. She recently obtained her Associates Degree in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been associated with the Jay County Development Corporation for 20  years, having faithfully served as Administrative Assistant. She is the mother of three children, and two grandchildren along with 9 dogs and her wonderful husband, Brian.  She can be reached by email at