Transition Team

Mayor-elect Pete Buttigieg

Mayor-elect Pete Buttigieg is an accomplished businessman who is working hard to bring new ideas and real results to the mayor's office in South Bend. He recently captured 74 percent of the vote on Election Day to become South Bend's next mayor.  Pete worked for McKinsey &…...read more >

Brad Chamness

Brad L. Chamness is the Vice President and Business Representative for Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #20. Brad has served on the Executive Board of the Sheet Metal Workers’  for the past 17 years and was elected Business Representative in 2007. He is Chairman of the Sheet Metal…...read more >

Michelle Engel

Michelle Engel is an effective and experienced lawyer. Elected to the South Bend Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees from the 5th district in 2010, she serves as that body's Secretary. Michelle is also a Hearing Officer at South Bend's Department of Code Enforcement, a positio…...read more >

Gary Gilot

Gary A. Gilot is the Director of the Department of Public Works for the City of South Bend, Indiana. Gary earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in Upstate New York (1978), and an MBA from Indiana University at South Bend (1985).…...read more >

Tracy Graham

Mr. Graham is the founder and Managing Principal of Graham Allen Partners. Graham Allen Partners is a private holding company focused on the incubation of early-stage, high-growth technology businesses. Mr. Graham has 15 years of executive level experience in the technology industry and has …...read more >

Sheri Miller Story

After spending a little over three and half years as the membership and sales director for the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Sheri took over the role of the director of public policy in May of 2010.  With over 15 years of experience in government, advocacy non-profits and in…...read more >

Mark Neal

Mr. Neal has led a distinguished career in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  He currently leads his own executive and financial management consulting firm, KRS Financial, and is active in early stage ventures within the healthcare IT industry. Previously, as VP & CFO …...read more >

Rebecca Ruvalcaba

Rebecca Ruvalcaba is the Executive Director at La Casa de Amistad Youth and Community Center. She has been the lead for almost five years and has built a sharp team at La Casa that undoubtedly understands many of the issues of the West Side of South Bend and of the Latino/Hispanic community.…...read more >