Neininger has been known for several projects including a 500-megawatt wind farm project called Meadow Lake Wind Farm, an anaerobic digester project in Reynolds to turn animal waste into electricity and helping the Liberty Landfill near Buffalo to capture its methane to produce electricity.
To lure Neininger to accept the Cass County position, the LEDF board decided to waive its residency requirement and allow Neininger to maintain her home in White County.
Neininger has been credited with “optimizing communication amongst White County officials, assisting local companies with expansion efforts and the development of over $1.2 billion of economic development projects,” according to the release.
She said she plans to build a collaborative effort throughout the county when she starts her new job.
“There needs to be more communication throughout the county,” she said. “I think the opportunities with the Hoosier Heartland is phenomenal, and I think there is potential with Ivy Tech and their workforce development program ... I think Cass County has some untapped resources.”