Shane Springer is director of industry engagement with responsibility for leading a statewide networked community of advanced manufacturers representing a broad range of industry sectors.
Previously, he served as director of government and legislative affairs for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). In this role, Springer oversaw all government and legislative operations for the agency. DWD is tasked with administering the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund, while also developing a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.
Prior to joining DWD, Springer worked in a number of legislative capacities including positions in both the Indiana State Senate as well as the Indiana House of Representatives. Most recently, he served as State Director for the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). As director of PTAC, Springer oversaw a team of small business professionals working to bolster Indiana’s economy through the procurement of federal, state and local government contracts. During his tenure as State Director, he and his team worked with more than 900 small businesses in procuring more than $50M to the state of Indiana.
Shane served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.