Among the festivities of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce annual holiday Business After Hours, Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of Putnam County Comprehensive Services (PCCS), passed the torch to his successor, Andrew Ranck. After 43 years at the organization’s helm, Schroeder has decided to retire. Schroeder will serve in an emeritus capacity until June 30, upon the completion of a few final projects, including the expansion of PCCS’ facility on Tennessee Street in Greencastle and the addition of sprinklers at PCCS’ Greenwood day facility.
When asked about Ranck, Schroeder said, "he has the same philosophy when it comes to working with individuals with disabilities to ensure the success of PCCS in the future."
Ranck brings years of experience to the position with a career that he started by serving as a supervisor at a Transitional Services, Inc. (TSI) group home in Bloomington. He advanced into the Bloomington and Indianapolis regional director position at TSI and assumed leadership of Damar Services, Inc.’s Community Living Program. Ranck later worked as the director of business development at INARF, was appointed as the director of initiatives at the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services under Governor Daniels, and served as a consultant for Business Development and Regulatory Oversight. Ranck joined PCCS in April 2014 and assumed the executive director position on July 1, 2015.
Ranck looks forward "to maintaining and growing the great services provided by PCCS," and says he will "work hard to continue PCCS's reputation as a provider of choice among Indiana's individuals with disabilities and their families."