Vice President of Human Resources
& Corporate Compliance Officer
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Ben Eisbart is vice president of human resources and corporate compliance officer for Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), a Fortune 500 company and the fifth largest mini-mill steelmaker in the United States He is a representative for Allen County on the Allen County Capital Improvement Board. He is also the current president of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, chairman of AWS Foundation and a member of the Visitors of Indiana University’s Jewish Studies Program board.
Eisbart's professional experience includes working as an investment executive with Shearson Hammil in New York and Connecticut, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, Vice President of L&S Equipment and Executive Vice President—Administration and Corporate Compliance for OmniSource. He also owned an executive search consulting company, The Eisbart Group.
Eisbart served two terms on the Fort Wayne City Council, twice elected as president. He served as secretary on the Fort Wayne Community School Board; was president of the Fort Wayne Plan Commission; president of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission; chairman of the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, Allen County Democratic Party (City Chairman); and chairman of the Allen County Economic Opportunity Council. Eisbart was a founding board member of the Enterprise Zone-Fort Wayne and Science Central and was appointed as an Allen County representative for the Economic Development and Redevelopment Councils. Eisbart also served as the Governor’s representative and was the chairman of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor Advisory Council. He was president of the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre and he chaired Mayor Tom Henry’s Transition Team.
Eisbert earned his undergraduate degree in English from Alfred University and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Alfred University. He served tours with the U.S. Army in the Far East and Washington, D.C., was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant and awarded the Army Commendation Medal. In 1993, Eisbart was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh.
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