Sue Ellspermann

Lt Governer Sue EllspermannSue Ellspermann served as the 50th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.

As Lt. Governor, Sue managed six state agencies including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Defense Development, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Office of Tourism Development and the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She also served as President of the Indiana Senate and chairs the Indiana Counter Terrorism and Security Council.

Sue was raised in Ferdinand, Indiana.  She graduated Purdue as an industrial engineer and established a career in engineering and management at Michelin and Frito-Lay.

While earning her master’s degree and doctorate in industrial engineering at the University of Louisville, she established Ellspermann and Associates and began a 20-year consulting practice.  She later became the founding director of the University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Applied Research and Economic Development.

In 2010, Sue was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. In November of 2012, she was elected to serve with Governor Mike Pence.

Sue is married to Jim Mehling, Principal of Forest Park High School. They have a blended family of four daughters, three sons-in-law, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.