Michael C. Leppert

Director of Public Affairs

e: mleppert@kdlegal.com
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Michael C. Leppert

Director of Public Affairs

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Michael Leppert is the Director of Public Affairs in the firm's Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice Group. With over 14 years of experience as a private sector contractor lobbyist, Mr. Leppert has a broad range of experience and capabilities. He has focused on serving his clients with excellence and enthusiasm, learning the details of the business at hand and communicating effectively to the appropriate audience. Mr. Leppert has diverse experience, including administering education and youth treatment programs, managing the administration of state regulatory programs, managing dozens of employees in multiple divisions and advocating public policy positions before governmental bodies, elected officials and citizens groups.

Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, Mr. Leppert served as the Director of Public Affairs at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where he focused on direct lobbying, federal grass-tops organizing, issue management and economic development. He also served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for seven years, and currently appears before and continues to provide testimony on behalf of clients in commission proceedings. 

Mr. Leppert is a regular editorial contributor to The Statehouse File and the Indianapolis Business Journal.  he published his first book, Contrary to Popular Belief, in July of 2016.

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S. in Public Affairs and Criminal Justice, 1989)
    • Sigma Pi Fraternity, Chapter Secretary
  • Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana
    • Varsity Golf 
    • Sigma Pi Fraternity, Chapter President, Alumni Secretary, Inter-Fraternity Council Representative
    • Bierhaus Scholarship

Professional Associations

  • Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Executive Director (1995-2002)
  • Indiana Boys' School, Program Manager (1989-1995)

Community Service

  • The Coalition to Keep Indiana Warm, Co-Founder
  • Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Country Club of Indianapolis, Board of Directors
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member
  • Horizon House
  • Catholic Youth Organization
  • Highland Country Club
  • Columbia Club
  • American Lung Association, Executive Leadership
Education
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S. in Public Affairs and Criminal Justice, 1989)
    • Sigma Pi Fraternity, Chapter Secretary
  • Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana
    • Varsity Golf 
    • Sigma Pi Fraternity, Chapter President, Alumni Secretary, Inter-Fraternity Council Representative
    • Bierhaus Scholarship
Professional Associations
  • Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Executive Director (1995-2002)
  • Indiana Boys' School, Program Manager (1989-1995)
Community Service
  • The Coalition to Keep Indiana Warm, Co-Founder
  • Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Country Club of Indianapolis, Board of Directors
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member
  • Horizon House
  • Catholic Youth Organization
  • Highland Country Club
  • Columbia Club
  • American Lung Association, Executive Leadership