Earnie Holtrey recently joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) as the east central community liaison. This region covers Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Wayne and Union counties.
Before joining OCRA, Holtrey previously worked for Nameless Catering Co. as the chief operations officer. For three years, he was responsible for day-to-day operations involving customer communication, staffing needs, catering orders and driver deliveries. He assisted with the business development plans and consulted the company through its procedure analysis and implementation. He also is the president of a sales and marketing company specializing in program management called Adventures in Marketing 2.0.
As his background demonstrates, he is a highly organized, detail-oriented individual who works with diverse populations, organizations and communities to improve programs and processes that positively influence under-served populations.
One of Holtrey’s favorite quotes is “What the mind can conceive and believe, the body can achieve.” He is looking forward to implementing this outlook in his new role.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Ohio State University and lives in Fishers with his wife, Dawn, and daughter, Cami. He also has two adult children, Rose in Louisville and CJ in Indianapolis. He enjoys working out and is an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
Under the leadership of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as the secretary of rural development, OCRA’s mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. For more information, persons can visit ocra.in.gov.