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Indiana Education Employment Relations Board

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Board Members

Chairman Patrick W. Mapes

The IEERB Chairman is appointed by the Governor of Indiana.  Recently, Governor Mike Pence reappointed Patrick W. Mapes as IEERB’s Chairman. Pat has served Indiana public school children for over twenty-five years as a teacher, building level administrator, central office administrator, and state level administrator.  He served on the IHSAA Board of Directors and Executive Committee and was President and Chairman of each entity.  Pat served as Director of Licensing and Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Indiana Department of Education.  In those roles he established new licensing rules and brought many efficiencies and savings to the department.  Pat obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ed.S. from Ball State University.

Board Member, Jane Ann Himsel

Jane Ann Himsel was appointed to the Board by Governor Mike Pence in 2014.  She is a shareholder in Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson, PC. Employers in an array of industries rely on her for employment-related legal advice, counsel, and employee training. She represents management in employment litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, and she regularly appears before local and state civil rights commissions and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  She grew up in Evansville where both of her parents taught in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation.  She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.    

Board Member, TBA