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R. Mark Lawrance

R. Mark Lawrance

Indiana INTERNnet Interim Executive Director


Mark Lawrance became the interim executive director of Indiana INTERNnet on June 1, 2018; the organization is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

For more than 15 years, Mark has been a member of the Indiana Chamber senior management team and previously advocated for the organization in a variety of public policy areas - economic development, infrastructure, local government and technology - before the state General Assembly. In addition, Mark led efforts on the Indiana Vision 2025 long-range economic development action plan.

Mark also was the Indiana Chamber liaison for Indiana INTERNnet, overseeing the overall program operations and providing strategic guidance.

In between his two stints at the Indiana Chamber, Mark was director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute from 2014 until early 2016 - guiding the comprehensive Thriving Communities, Thriving State initiative and other important research and programs. Mark graduated from the Indiana University School of Public Environmental Affairs with a degree in public affairs and marketing. He is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series and serves on the Marian University Cycling Board. He and his wife Jan enjoy travel, bicycling and spending time with their two daughters and five grandchildren. All are things Mark intends to do more of after this fall, when he's set to retire from the Indiana Chamber

Allison Gaffney

Allison Gaffney

Indiana INTERNnet Operations Manager


Allison joined Indiana INTERNnet in October 2016. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism, with a concentration in public relations, from IUPUI. Through her previous internships, she gained an understanding of the benefits of experiential learning. Allison provides website support to employers and students, assists in maintaining the Indiana INTERNnet site, collects program metrics, attends career fairs to promote Indiana INTERNnet to students, manages social media accounts and contributes to various special events when needed.