Town of Brownsburg Names Assistant Town Manager and Economic Development Director

Brownsburg — The Town of Brownsburg welcomes two new members to its administrative staff. Al Geans has been named as Assistant Town Manager and Debbie Cook will serve as the municipality’s Economic Development Director. 

Geans has more than 10 years of leadership experience specifically in local government and nonprofit operations management. Most recently, Geans served as the Municipal Manager for the Villages of Woodlawn in Cincinnati after four years as its Director of Parks and Recreation. As CEO of Geans Management Group, he provided business consulting services and helped organizations with strategic planning and fundraising. Previously, he spent 13 years in executive positions with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. Geans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and was a Sergeant for the United States Army.

Cook spent seven years as CEO of the City of Kokomo housing authority, where she managed the organization’s operations including community outreach and development as well as five-year capital fund planning. Previously, Cook served 18 years at the City of Kokomo’s Department of Development leading economic development and strategic planning, launching and managing business attraction, retention and expansion programs, and procuring and administering federal and state grants. She has served as adjunct faculty at Indiana University Kokomo, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level grant writing classes. Cook earned a Masters in public management from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. She completed the University of Kentucky Economic Development Program and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

Town Manager Jeffery A. Eder said, “The Town of Brownsburg is fortunate to have such highly qualified professionals join our administration. We are thrilled to have Al and Debbie on our leadership team and can’t wait to get to work.”

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