Indiana Advanced Energy Economy has named Caryl Auslander its new leader. She will be program director for the nationwide business group's efforts in the state, after most recently serving as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of education, workforce development and federal affairs.

AEE says the state affiliate's current head, Executive Director Vince Griffin will help with the transition in a role as a consultant. 

Auslander previously served as state director of government affairs at Verizon Communications, has worked as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. and was assistant legislative director for former Senator Richard Lugar.