James Schellinger, former secretary of commerce, joins Butler University



About eight months after leaving his post as Indiana Secretary of Commerce, James A. Schellinger has a new job.

On Monday, Butler University announced that Schellinger had joined the school as a global relations ambassador in the president’s office.

Schellinger will work closely with Butler President James Danko and the university’s office of strategic engagement, according to the press release. The new office is charged with expanding Butler’s mutually beneficial external alliances to elevate the school’s priorities and importance to local, national and global levels.

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“Jim Schellinger is uniquely qualified to further enhance the reputation and relationships that have been central to the success of Butler University,” Danko said in the press release. “We are very proud of our ranking in the Midwest and recognize that our growing national and global reputation will be critical to our future growth and success, including increased opportunities for our students. “

Schellinger, a Democrat, suddenly resigned his cabinet post in March, announcing his resignation in a six-page letter to the board of directors of Indiana Economic Development Corp. In July, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the appointment of the founder and CEO of Buckingham Cos. Bradley Chambers as the new state secretary of commerce and head of the IEDC.

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Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Schellinger as Commerce Secretary in 2016, calling him to lead the state’s economic development plans. Before becoming Secretary of Commerce, Schellinger was President of the IEDC.

He studied at Butler University before obtaining a degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1984. He was also President and CEO of CSO Architects, which led projects such as the International Airport of Indianapolis, the JW Marriott and the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Holcomb praised Schellinger in the press release.

“As Secretary of Commerce, he has put our state and our people in touch with countless important national and international leaders in the business community,” said Holcomb. capital investments that prepared Indiana for future success. “

Contact IndyStar reporter Alexandria Burris at [email protected] or call 317-617-2690. Follow her on Twitter: @allyburris.



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