The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has appointed Shelley Huffman director of college and career readiness initiatives. Huffman previously worked for the Indiana State Budget Agency and was responsible for funding oversight for the Indiana Department of Education.
Along with the chamber’s college and career readiness initiatives, Huffman will be in charge of related work force strategies. Chamber President Kevin Brinegar said the goal is to "assist employers in engaging, educating and elevating their workforce. That’s one of the most critical tasks facing our state. We welcome Shelley and look forward to her helping us continue to make strides on that front."
The chamber has also announced its vice president of education and work force development will handle the chamber’s federal affairs and lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. Caryl Auslander recently led federal advocacy projects for Indianapolis-based The Corydon Group and has previously spent time in the nation’s capital as a federal lobbyist.
"Caryl already has strong relationships with many members of Indiana’s delegation and a real passion for this work," said Brinegar. "In this role, she will serve as the staff liaison for the Indiana Chamber’s Congressional Affairs Committee and work with Indiana’s congressional delegation on key issues that impact Indiana businesses and their employees."