Kevin J. Brinegar, president of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and a 1994 graduate of the Kelley Evening MBA program, was recently selected to chair the Council of State Chambers. Brinegar will lead the prestigious industry organization until September 2016.
Brinegar joined the Indiana Chamber's lobbying team in November 1992, became the chief lobbyist and senior vice president of government affairs in 1997 and president and CEO in 2002. Prior to his employment with the chamber, Brinegar worked for the Indiana Senate as a financial analyst for the Finance Committee for nine years. He also worked as a management analyst for the Legislative Services Agency for three years.
Brinegar is recognized as an expert in the areas of business taxation, property taxation, local government, state budget and school finance. He received his bachelor of science degree from Indiana University. He holds two additional IU degrees—a master's degree in public administration, with majors in public financial administration and labor relations, as well as a master's degree in business administration (with a major in corporate finance), which he earned at Kelley Indianapolis.