Jim Dittoe has had over thirty-five years of experience in the field of community and economic development, having been the Chief Executive Officer in Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils in Ohio, Indiana (including Kokomo, Evansville, and Ft. Wayne), and Peoria, Illinois.
In 1995, Jim established Winning Communities™, Inc., an enterprise that helps communities and organizations envision the future and develop goals, measurable objectives, and action plans for achievement.
Jim was engaged by the NCAA Division II to expand its Community Engagement program of outreach for student athletes. The program is called The TEAM Initiative – Total Engagement Adds Meaning.
Jim is now working with Mayors and community leaders in Indiana and Ohio to help establish Youth Civic Engagement Councils to develop young leaders in cities and towns.