Meet the team

Jennifer Syx


Jennifer Syx, president of inSITE Advisory Group, has worked with clients in the private, nonprofit and public sector for more than 20 years. Jennifer founded inSITE as an economic development organization to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors to build partnerships that create jobs, and increase communities’ tax base leading to increased investment for underserved smaller communities that don’t have funding or resources to reach beyond their potential. Her influential leadership has helped advance the growth of inSITE to procure and manage $253M in grants and incentives, leveraging over $910M in private investments in the State of Ohio, and resulting in the retention and creation of more than 7,725 jobs.

Prior to inSITE, Jennifer managed a variety of development projects throughout the region. She is well skilled in local, state and federal programs that can provide much‐needed financing for new construction, infrastructure and community projects. Jennifer currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Summit County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) where she has been a member since 2017. She is also an advisory board member for the Tinker’s Creek Watershed, focused on sustainable practices for redevelopment projects within the watershed. Jennifer is a past member of the Woodridge Foundation in Cuyahoga Falls where she helped identify new funding sources to support scholarships and special projects for the school district.

Heather Russell

Project Manager

Heather brings ten years of municipal government experience to the inSITE team. Prior to joining inSITE, Heather worked for the Community and Economic Development Department for the City of Cuyahoga Falls. Her experience involved working on public-private partnerships, planning and zoning, budget management, annual reporting and creation of marketing materials. During her time at the city, Heather also served on the Cuyahoga Falls Community Improvement Corporation, a non-profit board of business professionals responsible for improving the economic viability in the City through a variety of funding methods including low interest loans and matching grants.

Janie Hanna

Project Manager

Janie worked at a construction and real estate development company in Northwest Ohio before joining inSITE as the top Analyst. As a project manager of inSITE Advisory Group, Janie works with clients in both the private and public sectors providing a variety of economic development services. For our private clients, this entails site selection, incentive procurement and grant management. For our public clients, this entails managing development projects and assisting community and economic development planning. By working with both the private and public sectors, she provides a collaboration between the two for successful development projects that meets the needs for businesses and communities. She manages the process and implementation of public/private partnerships, site selection, project management, incentives and funding. Janie has experience in pre – construction, construction and post construction processes, property management, marketing and market analysis, accounting, financial analysis, brokerage processes and development plans and proposals.


Research Analyst

Jayne brings 10 years of business communication and marketing coordinator experience to her role as inSITE Advisory Group’s marketing manager. She is responsible for community outreach and education regarding inSITE’s expertise and offerings, as well as providing oversight for client-based marketing needs. Jayne also works on inSITE proposals, conducts research and assists with grant writing.

Dustin Ellenberger

Chief Financial Officer

Dustin has more than 20 years of experience in finance and operations, working with diverse publicly traded and smaller privately held companies. His background includes leadership roles in consumer goods, manufacturing and distribution organizations.

Adam Chafe

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

In his role as CMO, Adam is responsible for business planning, sales practices and CRM systems for Welty and its affiliates including inSITE Advisory Group, e4b and Welty Energy. He has more than 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Adam spent his early career in sales and marketing roles with Black & Decker, launching the DeWalt Industrial Tool brand. He spent the next 20 years as a marketing executive with The Sherwin Williams Company–building global brands and product teams in consumer and commercial market segments. Adam is a past-president of Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio and serves on the Board of the Karen P. Nakon Foundation

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Do you want to learn more about how to find and benefit from the most competitive economic development incentives? Are you part of a community that has an economic development project in mind but need the guidance to carry it out? Would you like to learn more about how to identify and work with government agencies that offer the kind of tax, relocation or property improvement incentives that can help move your project forward? Do you need development solutions that continue to deliver benefits to your community for years to come? Contact inSITE today to find out how we can work together to achieve your growth & development goals in a shorter time frame and with lower net costs.

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