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Amy M. Levander

Executive Director Governmental Affairs

Amy Levander is Chair of the Krieg DeVault's Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice Group.  Prior to joining Krieg DeVault’s Governmental Affairs team, Amy Levander served as Governor Kernan’s Deputy Legislative Director from September 2003 to June 2004.  In that role, she negotiated legislation on behalf of the Governor with House and Senate leadership, approved all agency legislation and made recommendations to the Governor.  Prior to this role, she served two years on Governor O’Bannon’s legislative staff and three and a half years on the Indiana House of Representatives Democrat Staff. 

Ms. Levander has over 18 years of government experience serving both the executive and legislative branches.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully advocated for passage of a new state grant program to assist with redevelopment of historic properties
  • Represented a municipality to successfully advocate for additional liquor permits
  • Advocated for changes to the state pharmaceutical statute to allow for substitution of bio-similar medications, despite strong opposition by the generic drug industry, pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies
  • Successfully lobbied for a change in the Mental Health Parity Statute for CHIP eligibles requiring the state to cover services excluded by Administrative Code
  • Advocated on behalf of certain elected officials for significant changes in their state pension plan
  • Negotiated legislation enacting an electronic waste recycling program, which requires manufacturers of certain products to recycle a percentage of their sales by weight
  • Promoted legislation requiring insurance companies that contract with the state Medicaid program to achieve NCQA accreditation as a matter of eligibility to do business with the program

Education

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana (M.P.A., 2005)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S., 1997)

Professional Associations

  • Hope Academy, Board of Directors
  • Old North Side Board of Directors, Treasurer 
  • Government Affairs Society of Indiana
  • Marion County Democrat Party Chairman's Club
  • Horizon House, Board of Directors (2006-2008)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Indiana, LeGore Unit Board Treasurer (2003-2006)
  • YMCA Youth and Government Program (2001-2004)
  • Indiana Democrat State Convention (Delegate)
  • Volunteer for numerous legislative and statewide candidates and elected officials

Awards and Recognitions

  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Awarded by Governor O'Bannon in 2003
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Awarded by Governor Kernan in 2004
Representative Experience
  • Successfully advocated for passage of a new state grant program to assist with redevelopment of historic properties
  • Represented a municipality to successfully advocate for additional liquor permits
  • Advocated for changes to the state pharmaceutical statute to allow for substitution of bio-similar medications, despite strong opposition by the generic drug industry, pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies
  • Successfully lobbied for a change in the Mental Health Parity Statute for CHIP eligibles requiring the state to cover services excluded by Administrative Code
  • Advocated on behalf of certain elected officials for significant changes in their state pension plan
  • Negotiated legislation enacting an electronic waste recycling program, which requires manufacturers of certain products to recycle a percentage of their sales by weight
  • Promoted legislation requiring insurance companies that contract with the state Medicaid program to achieve NCQA accreditation as a matter of eligibility to do business with the program
Education
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana (M.P.A., 2005)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S., 1997)
Professional Associations
  • Hope Academy, Board of Directors
  • Old North Side Board of Directors, Treasurer 
  • Government Affairs Society of Indiana
  • Marion County Democrat Party Chairman's Club
  • Horizon House, Board of Directors (2006-2008)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Indiana, LeGore Unit Board Treasurer (2003-2006)
  • YMCA Youth and Government Program (2001-2004)
  • Indiana Democrat State Convention (Delegate)
  • Volunteer for numerous legislative and statewide candidates and elected officials
Awards and Recognitions
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Awarded by Governor O'Bannon in 2003
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Awarded by Governor Kernan in 2004

 

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