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Nicole Praner


Nicole Praner brings more than 12 years of business operations experience to Milepost. She specializes in solidifying systems, driving efficiencies, and creating pathways for growth.

Drawing from her background in water utility consulting services and small business management, she offers a wealth of diverse knowledge to drive operational performance. Her expertise shines in her ability to take complex business processes and transform them into easily manageable workflows.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University. A Chicago area native, she now resides in Northwest Indiana, embracing her role as a reluctant but happy Hoosier with her husband and two boys.

Nicole Praner

Core competencies

  • Strategic planning 
  • Process improvement 
  • Reporting 
  • Financial reporting
  • Budget management 
  • Team development and coaching
  • Vendor sourcing and management 
  • Stakeholder/team/project management 
  • Data collection, management, and analysis 
  • Meeting facilitation


Movies in the theater
Dry humor
Sound of the ocean


Singing 'Happy Birthday'
Generational stereotypes
Small talk

Little-known fact

I love cinematic soundtracks and have a knack for identifying a film by the first few seconds of the opening score, which has turned many gatherings into impromptu movie and music trivia sessions.