Sue Ellspermann

Born:January 2, 2013 (age 11)
Career:Lieutenant governor of Indiana, 2013-2016
Indiana House of Representatives, 2010-2012
Education:B.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Louisville

Sue Ellspermann served as the lieutenant governor of Indiana from January 2013 to March 2016, when she resigned to pursue the presidency of Ivy Tech Community College.

A 1978 graduate of Forest Park High School, Ellspermann earned a degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University in 1982. After graduating, she worked in engineering and management at AC Spark Plug, Michelin and Frito-Lay.

In 1986, Ellspermann and her family returned to Evansville, where she founded a consulting business, Ellspermann and Associates, Inc. While building her practice, Ellspermann completed a doctorate in industrial engineering at the University of Louisville in 1996. Research from her dissertation was recognized as one of the Top 50 Management Articles of 2007 by Emerald Management Reviews. Ellspermann was involved with the Evansville Chamber of Commerce (now the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana), Good Shepherd Parish and the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand. In 2006, Ellspermann became the founding director of the University of Southern Indiana's Center for Applied Research.

Ellspermann was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2010. She served as vice chair of the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and was a member of the Small Business, Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Election and Apportionment Committee. In 2012, Ellspermann joined Transformation Team, Inc., a strategic marketing firm located in Dubois County, as the director of strategic engagement.

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Ballotpedia (n.d.). “Sue Ellspermann” Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 7, 2022.