Lawrance Returning to Indiana Chamber

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Lawrence previously worked for the chamber from 2000 until 2014. Lawrence previously worked for the chamber from 2000 until 2014.

A familiar face is returning to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce next month. Mark Lawrance, who worked for the chamber from 2000 until 2014, will return as vice president of engagement and innovation policy.

Lawrance left the chamber in 2014 to become the director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. He resigned from that position last month. 

The chamber says in his new role, Lawrance will advocate in the critical areas of economic development, infrastructure and technology. He will also lead efforts on the Indiana Vision 2025 economic development plan and work with organizations on their collaborations with the chamber.

"We’re pleased to welcome Mark back to the Indiana Chamber," said Kevin Brinegar, chamber president and CEO. "His experience, relationships and knowledge about what it takes for Indiana to move forward are obvious assets that will benefit both our members and partners. Mark was one of the keys to the launch and early victories in Indiana Vision 2025, and it’s wonderful to have him focused once again on its success."

In his previous role with the chamber, Lawrance had worked closely with the Indiana Chamber Foundation and represented members on local government and technology issues, among other roles. 

"This indeed is like coming home for me," said Lawrance. "I’m passionate about doing what I can to help create the best possible Indiana for today and future generations – and the Indiana Chamber is a perfect place to continue to do just that."

Lawrance will officially return to the chamber on May 16.

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