Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday appointed retired Schereville banker Joel Gorelick to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. board.
His four-year term begins immediately. The IEDC serves as the state's department of commerce.
Gorelick retired early this year as president and chief administrative officer of Northwest Indiana BanCorp and its subsidiary Peoples Bank SB. He worked for the company for 30 years.
Before embarking on his banking career, Gorelick served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Gorelick serves a chairman of the Lake County Economic Alliance and has previously served as president of the Northwest Indiana Boys & Girls Club and chairman of the board of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Corporation.
Gorelick was recognized in 2000 as financial services advocate by the Indiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and as board member of the year by the National Association for Development Companies.
Gorelick has a master's degree from Indiana University and is a graduate of the graduate school of banking at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.