The Indiana Manufacturers Association’s top-notch team of lobbyists has more than 160 years of collective lobbying experience. The IMA lobbying staff is recognized as one of the top lobbying teams in the state in terms of effectiveness, influence and knowledge. Below is a list of IMA lobbyists, followed by a short bio and a listing of specializations for each.


Patrick J. Kiely, President,, 317-217-6990, 800-462-7762, ext. 28
Pat Kiely began his career with IMA in 1991. Prior to that, Pat served in the Indiana House of Representatives for 13 years, and served as Ways and Means Chairman for eight years. Pat was also Vice President/Manager of City Securities Corporation, and the former owner of Computerland, the first computer store in Indianapolis. Pat’s areas of specialization include taxes, budget, economy, education and manufacturing.


TimRushenberg-webpageTim Rushenberg, V.P. of Governmental Affairs and Tax Policy,, 317-713-5920, 800-462-7762, ext. 232
Tim Rushenberg is the former General Counsel and Commissioner of the Department of Local Government Finance under the Daniels administration. Most recently, Tim served as President of SRI, Inc., in Indianapolis, which provides technology solutions for liquidating real property and collecting taxes on behalf of local governments at no cost to taxpayers. Tim’s areas of specialty include taxes and state and federal legislative matters.



Edward O. Roberts, Governmental Affairs Consultant,, 317-713-5922, 800-462-7762, ext. 231
Ed Roberts began his career with IMA in 1977. Prior to that he was on the staff of the Indiana House of Representatives, an Indianapolis Police Officer and served in the US Air Force. Ed’s areas of specialization include worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, health and safety and tort law. He also handles the day-to-day operations of IMPAC (the Indiana Manufacturers Political Action Committee).


PatrickBennett-webpagePatrick Bennett, Governmental Affairs Consultant,, 317-713-5918, 800-462-7762, ext. 238
Patrick began his career with IMA in 1999. Previously, he was employed by the Indiana Builders Association as their Director of Governmental Affairs. Patrick’s areas of specialization include legislation and regulation pertaining to air, water and solid & hazardous waste. Mr. Bennett also provides management services to industry coalitions on water quality.


BrianBurton-webpageBrian Burton, Vice President, Marketing & Member Services,, 317-713-5924, 800-462-7762, ext. 233
Brian Burton began his career with IMA in 1999. Prior to working at IMA, Brian was Vice President of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the former Executive Vice President of the Indiana Junior Chamber of Commerce. Brian’s areas of specialization are focused mainly in the human resources and employee benefits arena.


JeffGoodwin-webpageJeff Goodwin, Executive Vice President & COO, IMASERV, Inc.,, 317-713-5936, 800-462-7762, ext. 214
Jeff Goodwin began his career with IMA in 1990 Prior to that Jeff served as President of the Indiana Association of HMO’s and Prepaid Health Plans, and as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Indiana and Indianapolis Association of Health Underwriters. Jeff’s areas of specialization include health care and health related insurance issues as they affect the manufacturing community.

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