(INDIANAPOLIS) — Caryl A. Auslander, with 15 years of legislative and lobbying experience at the state and federal levels, is joining the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as vice president of education and workforce development policy.
Auslander comes to the Indiana Chamber after nearly five years at The Corydon Group, where she represented more than 60 clients. During that time, she worked with a variety of organizations engaged in K-12 and higher education.
“Caryl is well known and highly regarded at the Indiana Statehouse and in Washington,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “She brings energy, enthusiasm and experience to an important role as the Chamber and its allies continue to emphasize a student-first philosophy when it comes to education and workforce efforts.
“Outstanding Talent is the top driver in the Chamber’s Indiana Vision 2025 plan. Caryl will lead the way in working with our policy committees, state government and related agencies to help ensure success in that critical area.”
Auslander’s extensive background also includes:
- State director of government affairs for Verizon Communications
- Four years as public policy/regulatory specialist for the American Association of Blood Banks in Bethesda, Maryland
- Legislative policy specialist with the Washington, D.C. law firm Patton Boggs, LLP
- Three years on the staff of former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, the final two as assistant legislative director
Auslander graduated with a double major and double minor from Indiana University Bloomington. Her first experience in state government was as an intern for former Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Garton.
“I’m honored to join the Indiana Chamber team and represent companies and their employees from throughout the state,” Auslander says. “As a wife, daughter and sister of educators and also as a mother of school-age children, I understand the importance of a strong educational foundation for Hoosiers. It is important that we craft policy and implement programs to prioritize the needs of students first and foremost. They are our leaders and workforce of the future.”
Auslander will begin her work with the Chamber on December 29.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 17,000 members and investors – representing nearly three million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”