Lawren Mills '01 One of Indy's 'Forty Under 40'
February 6, 2013
"For the past few years, the Statehouse has been almost a second home for Lawren Mills," reports the Indianapolis Business Journal, which lists the 2001 DePauw University graduate among its "Forty Under 40." It adds, "Now as an attorney and lobbyist for Ice Miller Strategies LLC, and prior to that as senior policy director and legislative director in Gov. Mitch Daniels’ administration, she is at the Statehouse throughout the session meeting with clients, lawmakers and sitting in committees."
IBJ states, "Mills studied communications at DePauw University and earned her law degree at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While there, she realized she couldn’t see herself trying cases, but figured a law degree could be helpful in many fields. Her work as Daniels’ chief lobbyist and liaison to the General Assembly, and an earlier position at the Family and Social Services Administration, gave her insight into how federal regulations impact family services and the Department of Child Services. The biggest challenge she saw in state government was 'to balance good ideas with the money to implement them,' she said."
The "Forty Under 40" honorees are "local business and professional leaders who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40," according to the Business Journal. Mills and the others named to the list "have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their careers, and who are likely to continue to achieve in the future."Back