Pete Rimsans

Vice President, Policy and Business Development

Pete is an organizational leader with more than 25 years of experience in government, labor association management, government affairs, economic development, and workforce development.   

Most recently, Pete represented Indiana’s Building Trades Unions, collaborating with government, business, and civic leaders to spur infrastructure investment and economic growth, with a proven ability to use media relations, advertising, digital communications, coalition building, and grassroots organization to achieve public policy goals. His focus has been on igniting economic development and accelerating organizational growth. Pete has a national network of grassroots labor union connections. 

Pete previously served as a deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Labor. He has served on the board of directors of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana, was a member of the Indiana Recycling and Energy Development Board, and is currently the secretary of the Campus Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. Pete is also a member of Laborers’ Local 120 in Indiana. 

Pete was jointly responsible for creating Indiana’s first IRS Section 527 independent expenditure organization for use in state elections following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.  He has since successfully managed the engagement of IEs in elections on both sides of the aisle.  He’s also managed campaigns to pass local referenda. 

Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, with concentrations in strategy and leadership. 

Hometown

Indianapolis via Dubuque

Fun Facts

Has run a marathon in 2:55 and The Boston Marathon in 3:04
Has been skydiving, hang gliding, and swimming with sharks
Owns twice as much clothing as his wife
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