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President Branam Named to Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors

December 21, 2010

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Matt Branam has been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's board of directors, representing Vigo County in developing all aspects of the organization's business advocacy efforts for nearly 5,000 member companies that employ 800,000 workers. He will serve a three-year term among the 150 Indiana Chamber board members who are presidents, chief executive officers and high-level executives from companies throughout the state.


Matt Branam

As the "Voice of Indiana Business," the Indiana Chamber is dedicated to providing member companies with numerous cost-saving benefits and timely business information that will enable them to grow their companies. 

The Chamber's board of directors plays a vital role in the organization, serve on various committees that research key topics and define policy positions for adoption by the entire board each fall. These positions are used by the Chamber's lobbying team to initiate and evaluate legislation at the Statehouse and in Congress.

"Matt Branam represents an icons of the city and state, and is a recognized leader. We are thrilled to have Matt join the Chamber's board to offer his diverse experiences and insights to continuously promote the state's business climate," said Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.

Branam, a Rose-Hulman alumnus and Terre Haute native who became the college's president in 2009, is a seasoned leader, experienced at providing vision, strategy, operations, and financial management in support of mission. He brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to Rose-Hulman after serving as the first Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross. Branam's experience also includes a distinguished 24-year career (1972-1996) with the United Parcel Service, where his local college job evolved through positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in the position of vice president of public affairs in Washington, D.C. 

Before coming to Rose-Hulman, Branam's expertise in board relations, brand management, and legal, labor and financial affairs positioned him as a well known executive coach and highly sought senior consultant for organizations such as the United States Postal Service and the National Academy of Public Administration.