JENNIFER L. PING, MCM
BA 1995, History
Executive Director of Governmental Affairs
Krieg Devault, Indianapolis, IN
Jennifer Ping, a life-long resident of Indiana, formerly a principal of Bose Public Affairs Group (BPAG) and managing director of strategic business services where she focused on legislative and executive branch lobbying, federal, state and local procurement, political consulting, grassroots and grasstops consulting, has joined Krieg Devault as their Executive Director of Governmental Affairs.
Prior to joining Krieg Devault, Ping served as principal of both Bose Ping Governmental Strategies and Tabbert Hahn Ping Global Strategies where she assisted clients in several capacities, including lobbying and legislative monitoring, issue management, administrative and regulatory affairs, government procurement contracts and other client advocacy matters.
Now Vice President, then Governor, Mike Pence named Ping a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest state governmental honor bestowed upon a civilian. She is a 2017 Women Inspiring Strength & Hope Honoree for Make a Wish. In 2016, she received the Indianapolis Business Journal's Women of Influence Award and the Professional Women in Advocacy named her a finalist for the Excellence in Advocacy Awards in 2015. In 2012, she was named Member of the Year by the national Association of Women Business Owners - Indianapolis Chapter. Purdue University recognized her in 2011 as an Emerging Voice Award recipient for outstanding young alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and created the Jennifer L. Ping Scholarship Fund in the Department of History in 2012. In 2009 and 2010, Ping was recognized as an honoree of Indy's Best and Brightest by Junior Achievement.
Ping is treasurer for State Auditor Tera Klutz of Indiana campaign. She served as the first female elected as chairwoman of the Marion County Republican Party. Ping was campaign chair and finance chair for the Sue Ellspermann for Lieutenant Governor Campaign. For 10 years she was vice chairwoman for the Marion County Republican Central Committee and vice chairwoman of the 7th Indiana Congressional District for the Indiana State Republican Party. Ping also was the Chairwoman for Women for Pence Coalition for Indiana Governor Mike Pence. She is past president of the Indiana Federation of Republican Women. She was elected three times to serve as a delegate for the National Republican Convention and in 2008 was the co-chair of Indiana Women for McCain. She is a 2006 graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and in 2006 was the Republican candidate for Marion County Auditor. Ping served four years on the Marion County Alcohol Board.
Ping is very active in her local community. She serves on the boards for Purdue University College of Liberal Arts, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Community Health Foundation and the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series as well as serves on the Council of Ambassadors for the 2018 American Cancer Society Discovery Ball. Ping is a member of the Government Affairs Society of Indiana, and the National Association of Women Business Owners, where she serves as vice president and chair to the Government Affairs Committee. Ping proudly served as co-chair of the Indiana First Lady's Luncheon for then First Lady Karen Pence. She was on the advisory boards of Keys to Work, LLC and the Indianapolis Black Chamber of Commerce. Ping resides in Indianapolis, IN.