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ndiana Chamber Welcomes New Environmental, Energy Lobbyist

2017-09-07T21:28:48+00:00 May 11th, 2016|

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber has tapped Greg Ellis, an administrative law judge for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission since 2010, as its new vice president of energy and environmental policy.

Ellis will begin his work with the Indiana Chamber on May 31.

“Greg brings with him lobbying experience at the state and federal levels, as well as a history of working in the environmental arena – including with several agencies in state government. We are delighted to have someone with Greg’s extensive background join our organization and represent our members in these important issue areas, including continuing development of the state’s water resources plan,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

Among Ellis’ various roles with the state of Indiana: He served as the business ombudsman for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and legal counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He was also chief legal counsel and legislative liaison for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. In addition, Ellis served as an Indiana representative on the Council of Great Lakes Governors during development of the Great Lake Compact.

“I believe the Indiana Chamber is the perfect place to apply what I have learned throughout my career,” Ellis says. “I’m excited to be part of a team that has played a major role in helping craft our state’s excellent business climate. There is plenty of work left to do, from dealing with rising energy costs to building upon the water resource efforts of the past few years. I’m ready to tackle those challenges and more.”

Ellis, who lives in Zionsville with his wife and three children, received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Vince Griffin retired from the Indiana Chamber on April 29 after more than 18 years of service in the same position.

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The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”