Shane Springer joins Conexus Indiana as Director of Industry Engagement

December 18, 2018

Shane Springer, director of industry engagement, Conexus Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2018) Conexus Indiana today announced that Shane Springer is joining the organization as director of industry engagement where he will lead our statewide networked community of advanced manufacturers representing a broad range of industry sectors.

Springer joins Conexus after serving as director of government and legislative affairs for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). In this role, he 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.

“As we focus on building and activating a community of advanced manufacturers across Indiana, Shane is the exact person who can articulate our value proposition and nurture relationships across the state,” said J. Mark Howell, president and CEO of Conexus Indiana. “We are so pleased to be welcoming him to our team to build on our past success and take us further in achieving our goal of full industry representation.”

Prior to joining DWD, Shane 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, Shane served as State Director for the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). As director of PTAC, Shane 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, Shane 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.

About Conexus Indiana

For more than a decade, Conexus Indiana, one of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) non-profit initiatives, has been positioning the Hoosier State as the best place for advanced manufacturing and logistics industries to invest, employ and succeed. By collaborating with industry, academic and public sector partners on a shared vision for an innovative, skilled workforce and stronger business climate, Conexus Indiana has helped to create opportunities for advanced manufacturing and logistics companies, prepare Hoosiers to succeed in the state’s largest industry sectors and maintain Indiana’s competitive advantage. For more information, go to