Executive Officers


Abby_WeingardtAbby Weingardt, Chairwoman
abby@indianayr.com

Residence: Fishers
Education: Indiana University – B.A., Political Science & Psychology
Occupation: Indiana Account Executive, Great Lakes Chloride
Campaign & Political Involvement: Campaign Chairwoman, John Weingardt for Fishers Town Council; Major Donor Director, Intern Coordinator, Mike Pence for Indiana; Member Services Intern, Indiana House of Representatives Republican Caucus
Hobbies: Spending time with family and sorority sisters, cheering on the Hoosiers, and quoting “Anchorman”

Mark Warner photo 14Mark Warner, Vice Chairman & Political Director

Residence: Indianapolis
Occupation: Past: Gridiron Communications, Neighborhood Liaison, Office of Mayor Greg Ballard, City of Indianapolis. Present: Special Assistant, State of Indiana 
Political Involvement: Precinct Committeeman (Marion County Republican Party) Indiana Republican Party State Delegate, 2013 Pence Road Team, Hoosier Access, Young Republican National Federation Communications Team, Ballard for Indy 2011 and Hoosier Congressional Policy Leadership Series.

 

Ethan Lawson, Secretary & Executive Director
ethan@indianayr.com

Residence: Brownsburg
Occupation: Executive Assistant, Office of Indiana Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch
Government and Political Involvement: Customer Service Representative, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency; Outreach Coordinator, Indiana Education Savings Authority; District Assistant, Congressman Todd Rokita; Assistant Grassroots Director, Hoosiers for Richard Mourdock; Intern, Mike Pence for Indiana
Organizations and Awards: Chairman, Hendricks County Young Republicans; Executive Committee member, Precinct Committeeman and Digital Director, Hendricks County Republican Party; 2012 & 2014 Republican State Convention Delegate; 2013 Hoosier Access “Top 25 Under 25 in Indiana Politics”

 

Greg_Lannan_HeadshotGreg Lannan, Treasurer

Residence: Carmel
Education: Senior at IUPUI studying Political Science
Occupation: Special Projects Coordinator, Hamilton County Republican Party
Campaign and Government Involvement: Consultant, Royal Tiger PAC; Fellow, Indiana Secretary of State’s Office; Intern, Indiana State Senate; Field Coordinator, Bennett For Indiana; Deputy Field Director, McGoff For Congress; Deputy Campaign Manager, Weingardt for Fishers Town Council
Organizations: Vice Chairman, Hamilton County Young Republicans; Former Vice Chairman, Indiana Federation of College Republicans, Former Vice Chairman, IUPUI College Republicans; Former Chairman, Vincennes University College Republicans

Michael Neal, N10305052_10202759705446070_8134107753835724812_national Committeeman
mike@indianayr.com

Residence: Schererville
Education: American Intercontinental University – Business Administration & Economics
Occupation: Director of Communications, Living Stones Church; Principal, Neal Consulting Group
Campaign Involvement: Former Northwest Field Manager, Hoosiers for Economic Growth Network; Former Northwest Field Manager, Indiana House Republican Campaign Committee; Independent Campaign Management and Advisory Consultant
Organizations: Midwestern Regional Vice Chairman, Young Republican National Federation; Executive Committee Member and Precinct Committeeman, Lake County Republican Party; Director of Public Policy, Indiana Pastors Alliance; President, Crossroads PAC; President, Young Conservatives Alliance; Indiana Right to Life Legislative Committee; Former Board Member and Finance Chairman, Lake County Right to Life; Former Chairman, Lake County Young Republicans; Former State Chair & Former State Secretary, IFYR
Awards: Indiana Leadership Forum, Class of 2013; Leadership: Northwest Indiana, Class 32; Hoosier Congressional Policy Leadership Series, Class of 2011; Red Alert Politics, 30 Top Nationwide Young Conservatives under age 30; Hoosier Access, Top 25 Rising Political Stars under 25 in Indiana.

Jennifer Gilson photoJennifer Gilson, National Committeewoman

Residence: Fishers
Education: IUPUI – B.A., Political Science
Occupation: Office Manager and Projects Manager, Indiana Board for Depositories and Indiana Education Savings Authority
Campaign & Political Involvement: Political Intern, Indiana State Republican Party; Finance Assistant, Hoosiers for Richard Mourdock; Finance Intern, Judge Brian Poindexter for Superior Court; Campaign Volunteer, Kelly for Indiana
Organizations: Member, IUPUI College Republicans; Chair of Youth Outreach Committee, Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club; 2014 Republican State Convention Delegate
Hobbies: Traveling, fitness, baking