Pride Investment Partners, LLC in Greenfield, Indiana, is a real estate and private equity investment development company with a wide variety of investments in retail, including hotels, retail centers, and retail stores; and real estate, both residential and commercial. We are actively involved in seeking new investment opportunities and utilizing our areas of expertise.
Our experience as a group is wide and varied. Many of the key members of Pride Investment Partners were part of the executive team for GasAmerica Services Inc., a large chain of convenience stores that operated out of Indiana and Ohio.
Other key members of the group were part of Lee and Ryan Environmental, an environmental and construction firm. Their extensive experience in construction and environmental affairs for the private and public sector provide a wealth of expertise to draw upon at Pride Investment Partners.
Meet the Team
Stephanie White-Longworth, Chairwoman, Partner and President
Prior to Pride Investments, Stephanie and her brother became the fourth generation of Whites to operate a chain of convenience stores called GasAmerica Services Inc. Stephanie has extensive experience with real estate, including site selection and development, mergers and acquisitions, operational and strategic planning, financial management and planning, and executive leadership and coaching. She graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Business Management in 1992.
Stephanie serves on the Board of Directors for the Hancock County Community Foundation and Greenfield Banking Company and is a member of the Women’s Fund of Hancock County. She is married with five children and lives in the Indianapolis area.
Keith White, Partner and Vice President
Keith, along with his sister, Stephanie, were the fourth generation of Whites to operate a chain of convenience stores called GasAmerica Services Inc. Keith was President of Valor Field Services from 2005 to 2008. He has extensive experience with management, construction, real estate, site selection and development.
Keith is married with two children and lives in the Indianapolis area. In his spare time, Keith enjoys being a part of the Indiana Junior Rodeo. He also manages the 4W Ranch along with his wife.
Tami White, Board Member
Tami White serves on the Board of Directors for Pride Investment Partners and is the Charitable Relations Director for both Pride Investment Partners and Leo’s Market and Eatery. Prior to joining the team, Tami was a licensed nurse and graduated from Indiana University East Nursing Program. She is also currently the secretary for the White Family Foundation.
Tami is married with two daughters and lives in the Indianapolis area. In her spare time, Tami manages the 4W Ranch along with her husband of 25 years. She serves her community through the Board of Directors for The Landing and for the Indiana High School Rodeo Association. She also attends the Wilkinson Church of Christ.
Terry Longworth, Vice President – Alternative Investments and Business Development
Prior to joining Pride Investments, Terry was the founder and President of Lee and Ryan Environmental Consulting, which was formed in 1996. He served in that role until the company’s sale in 2014. Terry has broad experience with contract negotiation, real estate environmental concerns, real estate transactions, venture capital opportunities, relationship management and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Terry served in the United States Navy from 1980 – 1991 and is a service-connected disabled veteran. He earned his B.S. in Natural Resources & Environmental Management from Ball State University in 1995. He has five children and lives in the Indianapolis area.
Wade Etheredge, CFP, Chief Investment Officer and Private Wealth Advisor
Prior to Pride Investments, Wade served as chief operating officer of Lee and Ryan Environmental Consulting, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. He was also the vice president of finance for Chesapeake Construction, LLC from 2001 to 2010. Wade has extensive experience with financial management, banking relationships, risk management and insurance, tax management, and contract negotiation.
Wade graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BBA in Finance: Insurance, Risk Management & Financial Services, Cum Laude and currently holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification. He is married with two children and lives in the Indianapolis area.
Dan Koleszar, Director of Operations
Dan is currently the Director of Operations at Pride Investment Partners, LLC. Dan was a 1999 graduate from Saint Joseph’s College with a B.S. in Environmental Science. He has 20 years of business experience. Prior to joining Pride Investments, he worked for Lee and Ryan Environmental with extensive environmental assessment and investigation experience.
In addition to his work with Lee and Ryan, Dan has a wide variety of construction experience including: convenience stores and fueling equipment, retail centers and much more. He carries many certifications in hazardous materials management and project management. Dan is married with two children and lives in the Indianapolis area.
Dennis Spegal, Real Estate and Development
As a member of the real estate and development team, Dennis is involved in the selection of properties to purchase and the sale of various holdings. He also serves as the liaison between Pride Investments and other parties. Prior to his current position with Pride Investments, he spent over four decades in the petroleum and convenience store business. He served as the vice president of real estate and development for GasAmerica Services, Inc, for over twenty years.
A graduate of Eastern Hancock High School, he has served in the local community in various capacities. He is an Elder of the Wilkinson Church of Christ and has served on the board of directors for the Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp for over a decade. Dennis retired from the Wilkinson Volunteer Fire Department in 2006 after 20 years of service as an EMT and an Assistant Chief. He is married with one son and one grandson and lives in the Indianapolis area.
James Haddock, Operations Manager
Jim oversees the day-to-day management of several of Pride Investments’ entities, including real estate properties and Leo’s Market and Eatery. Prior to his current position at Pride Investments, he had a four-decade successful tenure with White Petroleum and GasAmerica Services Inc. Haddock held many positions within GasAmerica, starting from the ground up as a full service attendant and ending as chief operating officer.
In his spare time, Jim also has interests in residential real estate properties in Central Indiana through JKH Properties, LLP and is an executive coach and retail consultant with Ritter and Associates, LP, where he offers services for chain retail stores in the areas of sales, purchasing, inventory control, loss prevention, training and coaching. Jim is married and has several grandchildren. He lives in the Indianapolis area.
Mike Petry, Controller
Prior to joining Pride, Mike served as the Director of Finance for AYS, Inc. from 2017-2019. He has extensive financial experience in industries as wide-ranging as health care, state government, and banking. Mike graduated from Indiana University –Bloomington with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a MBA with a specialization in Finance from Butler University.
He attained the Certified Treasury Professional designation in 2011 and the Certified Public Accountant in 2013.
Mike serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Trusted Mentors, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to using “the power of mentoring to help adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, under-employment, and the effects of incarceration.”
Mike lives in Indianapolis with his wife and four cats.
Aliescha Claywell, Price Book Manager
Prior to joining Pride, Aliescha held several positions in accounting, customer service, and retail. Most recently, she worked with a welding distributor cooperative with a focus in accounts receivable and dispute resolution. She is a lifelong resident of New Castle, where she resides with her husband, Roger. They have one daughter, Hanna, who currently lives in Scottsdale, AZ. In their spare time, they enjoy camping and travelling to race tracks for stock car racing.
Emma Carmichael, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Emma joined Pride Investment Partners in June of 2022 after graduating from Ball State University with a B.S. in Marketing. Emma is an integral member of the marketing team and responsible for supporting the efforts to carry out marketing campaigns and objectives for Pride Investment Partners and its entities including Leo’s Market and Eatery. She takes tremendous pride in her work and most specifically in growing the Leo’s brand.
Emma is from Knightstown, Indiana and is engaged to her fiance, Bruce. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.