Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) is an honorary co-chair of ITIF.
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks represents the 5th District of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. She currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the Communications and Technology, the Health, and the Oversight and Investigations subcommittees.
After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Congresswoman Brooks earned her J.D. from Indiana University. Before being elected to Congress, she was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Ivy Tech Community College. In 2001, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as U.S. Attorney for Indiana’s Southern District, making her the chief federal law enforcement officer for a large area of Indiana for six years. Prior to that, Congresswoman Brooks served as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis for two years. She also has private law practice experience and worked in the Government Services Practice Group at Ice Miller and as a criminal defense attorney at McClure, McClure and Kammen.
Congresswoman Brooks lives in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband, David, and has two adult children, Jessica and Conner.