Elaine Bedel has over 30 years of financial services experience under her belt, dealing with providing fee-only financial planning and investment management for executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as dealing with wealth management services for financial planning preparation and active investment management.
Ms. Bedel is currently the President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. She is also the President, CEO and owner of Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. She was previously the Vice President and Trust Officer for Indiana National Bank.
Ms. Bedel graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Mathematics Major from Hanover College before getting her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Butler University. She is also a Certified Financial Planner from the College for Financial Planning.
Ms. Bedel has received many recognitions and awards throughout her life, including the Distinguished Wealth Manager and Distinguished Executive in 2015 by Expert Network, Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2015 by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the May Wright Sewall Leadership Award provided by the Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Inc. in 2015.
She has also been recognized by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana in 2013, awarded the Trailblazer Award in 2014 by the NAWBO, and noted as one of the “50 Distinguished Women in Wealth Management” in 2008 by Wealth Manager.
As far as business recognitions go, Ms. Bedel has ranked above many, while receiving recognition for the Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Indianapolis in 2016 and 2017 by Advisory HQ, 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors in 2016, as well as seven times before that, and was ranked a Five Star Wealth Manager by Indianapolis Monthly for five consecutive years (2008 to 2013). These are just a few of the achievements Ms. Bedel has been recognized for!