CLUPPER APPOINTED TO LEAD COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION NETWORK
Fort Wayne, In. — The Board of Directors of Community Transportation Network (CTN) is pleased to announce that Justin Clupper has been named as the next Executive Director. After a regional search, Clupper was chosen to succeed Becky Weimerskirch, who is retiring on March 31, 2019 after 14 years of leading the organization. He will begin his new role March 1, 2019.
Clupper has been part of Greater Fort Wayne since 2013, directing signature programs like Leadership Fort Wayne and the GFW Fellows. His work at GFW has allowed him to connect with a diverse group of business and community leaders, fundraise through both sponsorships and grant support, and manage significant cohorts of community leaders and college students. Prior to his work with GFW, Justin was the Director of Events for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for 3 years. He also has experience in marketing and special fund raising events. Since 2014, Justin has served on the CTN Board of Directors where he has developed an appreciation of the needs for CTN’s specialized transportation services and worked to build the agency’s financial resources to fuel the mission.
Board Chair Mike GeRue explains the selection of Clupper. “Justin will continue to move CTN forward in the NE Indiana region. His work ethic, desire to grow CTN, serve those who need us most was evident during the search process, in our interviews with him and during interactions with the wonderful staff at CTN. We were blessed to have over 100 applicants and many people stood out as great candidates to succeed Becky and continue to fulfill our mission and vision; Justin was our best choice.”
“I am very excited to lead this already successful team and organization,” says Clupper. “The need for dependable and efficient transportation has increased dramatically over the last several years and isn’t slowing down. My goal is to grow CTN’s position as a regional partner for both the non-profit and for-profit business community.”
A graduate of Taylor University, Clupper also holds certificates in facilitative leadership and is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership. He is also a graduate of Leadership Whitley County and the Leadership Institute directed by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. His free time is often spent with his wife, Jessica, and two children. He also serves on the Northeast Indiana Leadership Council for Riley Children’s Foundation and is a former board member for the Indiana Leadership Association and Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana.
CTN is a private nonprofit organization that provides accommodating transportation for seniors, people with disabilities, low income families, children, youth, and the organizations that serve them. Our services have grown to providing over 90,000 passenger trips this year to benefit over 5,800 individual riders. Trips ensure the rider’s access to programs, healthcare, recreation, and work.