Downtown Indiana Names New Executive Director, Associate Executive Director

The Downtown Indiana Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sam Kenly has been named as the new Executive Director.

Kenly currently is an entrepreneur owning Kenly Insurance in Downtown Indiana, along with his wife Nicole, as well as The Road Side restaurant franchise located just outside of Indiana along State Route 422 in Shelocta.  He has been involved with Downtown Indiana Inc. for over ten years.  In addition to Downtown Indiana, Kenly has also been involved with Indiana Mid-Day Rotary.  Kenly steps into the Executive Director position, which had been vacant since Fall 2021.    

Kenly brings a wealth of experience in helping to grow and develop businesses in Indiana County.  His strong background in communications and community relations, as well as his enthusiasm regarding the Downtown Indiana organization will allow him to be an asset to Downtown Indiana, its members, and the community.  He along with his wife Nicole and stepdaughter Abigale live in White Township.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to be the Executive Director of Downtown Indiana,” Kenly said.  I plan to focus on rebranding and reuniting with the community and local businesses with the help of Downtown Indiana’s Board of Directors as well as the collaboration of The Chamber of Commerce.  During this process we will focus on building depth in our committees for all our events, adding new events, and building a foundation for revitalization for Downtown Indiana.”

In addition, Downtown Indiana has also named Jill Mountain as their new Associate Executive Director.  The two will collaborate on economic development and revitalization efforts to assist Downtown businesses and improve the quality of life in the Downtown area.

Mountain is currently the Office Manager of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, with over eight years of experience promoting Indiana County.  She specializes in event coordination and member services. She enjoys mentoring the student interns from IUP and hopes they remember her personal philosophy of integrity is the essence of everything successful.

“I’m looking forward to partnering with Sam on initiatives as we work toward revitalizing the Downtown Indiana area and offer our support to create a thriving local business economy,” Mountain said.

Mountain has been married to her husband Dave since 1986, the couple has two daughters Nicole and Stephanie (Richard) Fleming, and three grandsons Tristan, Z. Matthew, and Brayden.