Government Experience will help Waggoner lead Central Indiana Business Development
Indianapolis – One of Indianapolis’ top local officials has joined the team of Lochmueller Group (Lochgroup), an Indiana-based civil and environmental engineering firm. Amy Waggoner stepped down as Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s Deputy Chief of Staff to lead Lochgroup’s Central Indiana business development efforts.
“My background in public service has fueled my passion for seeing our communities here in Central Indiana grow and prosper. I look forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to work hand in hand with local officials to plan and shape our future for years to come,” Waggoner said.
In her new role, she will coordinate with local clients in municipal and state government as well as in the private sector to plan, coordinate, and advocate for their infrastructure projects and help them secure funding.
Waggoner served in the Ballard administration since 2008, first in the Office of Corporation Counsel where she led efforts to train over 5,000 city and county employees on Ballard’s new ethics code. In 2009, she moved to the Mayor’s Office as Deputy Chief of Staff where she served as a liaison between Ballard and multiple city agencies including IndyGo, the Office of Finance and Management, and public safety agencies. She also managed the Mayor Office’s $5 million budget.
Before joining Ballard’s administration, Waggoner worked for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana Republican Party. She is an Indiana University-Fort Wayne alumnus.
“We’re ecstatic to add Amy’s talents to our team,” said Lochgroup President Mike Hinton. “She understands the challenges local governments face in stretching their funding to meet so many pressing needs.”
Lochgroup provides transportation, water, and wastewater infrastructure planning and design as well as environmental services, survey, and right-of-way engineering. Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, it also has offices in Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, Indiana; Chicago and Troy, Illinois; and St. Louis, Missouri.