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Key Issue Specialists

The Indiana Chamber's team of qualified issue specialists help to inform the business community about key topics. From taxes to environmental policy and much more, the Chamber has Indiana covered.

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Kevin Brinegar

Areas of expertise:

  • State and local government issues
  • General business issues
  • Congressional affairs
  • Political affairs
  • State and local government finance

 Contact info: (317) 264-6882 or kbrinegar@indianachamber.com

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Caryl Auslander
Vice President, Education and Workforce Development Policy, and Federal Relations

Areas of expertise:

  • Preschool and K-12 education 
  • Higher education
  • Workforce development
  • Congressional affairs
Contact info: (317) 264-6880 or causlander@indianachamber.com

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Greg Ellis
Vice President, Energy and Environmental Policy

Areas of expertise:

  • Air, water and solid/hazardous waste issues
  • Environmental permitting concerns
  • Energy matters
Contact info: (317) 264-6881 or gellis@indianachamber.com 

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R. Mark Lawrance
Vice President, 
Engagement and Innovation Policy

Areas of expertise:

  • Economic development
  • Technology and innovation
  • Infrastructure
Contact info: (317) 264-7547 or mlawrance@indianachamber.com

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Mike Ripley

Vice President, Health Care Policy and Employment Law
Areas of expertise:

  • State health care issues and legislation
  • OSHA regulations and safety in the workplace
  • Worker's compensation insurance
  • Employment law and general labor matters
  • Civil justice issues
Contact info: (317) 264-6883 or mripley@indianachamber.com

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Bill Waltz
Vice President, Taxation and Public Finance

Areas of expertise:

  • State tax and local government finance
  • Business property taxation
  • Regulatory reform
  • Tax and budgetary review
Contact info: (317) 264-6887 or bwaltz@indianachamber.com

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Jeff Brantley
Vice President, Political Affairs

Areas of expertise:

  • Campaign finance reform issues
  • State legislative and congressional races
  • Campaign management
  • Grassroots action
  • Political action committees (PACs)
Contact info: (317) 264-7544 or jbrantley@indianachamber.com

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