Meet the Officers for the Midwest Hemp Council.
Justin Swanson is a second vice president with Bose Public Affairs Group. A member of the firm’s state and local government relations team, Swanson brings several years of experience in municipal procurement and legislative affairs.
In addition to his public affairs practice, Swanson is of counsel with Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in the Governmental Services Group.
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Swanson served as government affairs director and legislative counsel at Indiana Association of Cities and Towns. He also has served both majority caucuses of the Indiana General Assembly, and in 2007 was a congressional intern in the office of U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Justin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and is a 2012 Indiana University McKinney School of Law graduate.
Justin is a member of the board of directors for the Indiana Leadership Forum, Downtown GOP Club, IndianaHemp Industries Association and Horizon House. He serves on the Associate Member Advisory Council for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns. In addition, he is at large member for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Government Practice Section and is ward chairman and precinct committeeman in Center Township.
Alan Kimbell is retired Vice President for Marketing, IWC Resources Corporation, Indianapolis, a water utility holding company sold in 1997 to NiSource, Inc. Prior business experience includes industrial sales assignments for A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company, and as an independent marketer of food ingredients, having established Indiana Marketing Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, in 1965.
After serving from 1969-1972 as Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis, he was elected to two terms in the Indianapolis City-County Council, 1972-1979. From 1980 to 1988, he served as Deputy Executive Director for Marketing, Indiana Department of Commerce, leading the Divisions of Agriculture, Industrial Development, International Trade, and Tourism. From 1989 to1993, Mr. Kimbell was a member of the USDA Agribusiness Promotion Council.
Mr. Kimbell is currently non-executive Chairman of Distribution Management Associates, Inc. Indianapolis, and serves as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Indians, Inc., Indianapolis' International League Baseball Club. He is a graduate of Middlebury College (1953), and is a 2004 recipient of a Distinguished Service Award in Food Science from Purdue University.
Jamie Campbell Petty built her career as a successful litigation paralegal that continued to evolve over 20 years, while also volunteering in various service roles to support youth, as well as her own military community. Jamie now resides on a small, but ever-expanding farm in rural Indiana, where she and her husband are learning to depend upon smaller living systems.
Jamie was named "100 People to Know in Hemp" by The Hemp Con Magazine
Jamie’s lifelong appreciation for agriculture shows in her countless victories for industrial hemp in Indiana and nationally. Coupled with her desire to serve, Jamie founded the Indiana Hemp Industries Association (INHIA) in 2014 and assembled a strong team of volunteers.
Through tireless effort, she successfully lobbied for Indiana’s hemp legislation, and continues to support efforts to remove unnecessary barriers for Hoosier farmers. Jamie has fostered partnerships with Midwest agriculture leaders, while building out the INHIA chapter platform that interconnects businesses, organizations and community outreach.