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Hon. Brandt Hershman

Barnes and Thornburg
Regular Member
6142 Maderia Ln
Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone: 5745812000

Law School: Indiana University (2014)

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Senator Brandt Hershman brings a strong record of game-changing leadership to his role as Managing Partner of The DeNovo Group. His recognized skill in adapting business principles to the public sector has brought Indiana to the forefront of national leadership in a variety of policy areas, including business taxation, technology and finance policy. His expertise in major system redesign, as well as the influence and change management skills necessary to enact groundbreaking reform are key assets in his leadership..
Currently, as the Majority Floor Leader and Tax Chairman of the Indiana Senate, Hershman has coupled extensive experience in day to day personnel and administrative management issues with a legislative track record which includes co-authorship of multiple multi-billion dollar balanced budgets and the authorship of telecommunications reform language widely lauded as the best in the nation. During his tenure as chairman of the Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, the Hoosier stateís business climate ranking has improved 15 places nationally in 3 years. In 2014 Indiana overtook another national leader, knocking Texas out the top 10 states for business list published by the Tax Foundation, while maintaining a $2 billion reserve and reducing state debt by 42 percent during the toughest economic climate in generations.
Hershman has also served as the Director of the Program on Continuing Education for Public Officials at Indiana Universityís Robert C. McKinney School of Law, in which he was responsible for the development and implementation of a curriculum in legal and government affairs for elected and appointed officials, as well as developing legal research, training, and educational resources for units of government.
Hershman earned his bachelorís degree from Purdue University, a Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University as well as post-graduate study at Harvardís Kennedy School of Government. Recent national honors include 2014 Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Policy, The Tax Foundation and 2014 BIO National Legislator of the Year, as well 2014 Legislator of the Year, Indiana Telecommunications Association, 2013 Legislator of the Year, Indiana Aviation Association, appointment as a 2013 participant at the U.S. Air Force Air War College National Security Forum, 2013 featured guest at Harvard / Irish Tax Institute Global Tax Policy Forum, service as 2013-14 Co-Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Labor and Economic Development Committee, and 2012 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Legislator of the Year.

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