Indiana Manufacturers Association announces the expansion of its Governmental Affairs Team

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Governmental Affairs team.

New to the team beginning on May 3 will be Andrianna Hji-Avgoustis and Samuel Charron.

According to IMA President/CEO Brian Burton, “We’re excited to add Andrianna and Sam to our team. Their addition increases our presence and influence with state officials and ramps up our ability to represent the more than 1,100 IMA members who employ over 400,000 workers throughout Indiana and beyond.”


Andrianna Hji-Avgoustis holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University, where she majored in law and public policy and minored in political science. She also holds a Masters of Public Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, with a concentration in environmental policy and sustainability and a certificate in public management.

Andrianna’s work experience includes extensive high-level initiatives and advocacy work at RJL Solutions, a stint serving as legislative assistant for Senators Jon Ford and Michael Young at the Indiana State Senate, and prior work as legislative coordinator at The Polis Center.

Samuel Charron

Samuel Charron comes to the IMA with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Indiana University and a JD from Marquette University Law School. Sam has served as the Legislative Assistant and Floor Supervisor at the Indiana State Senate, and previously worked at Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP in their Jasper, Indiana law offices.

Burton continued, “Andrianna and Sam bring a wealth of experience in the area of governmental affairs, as well as their connections in federal, state, and local governments. This expanded representation will be a beneficial investment for our members and greatly enhance our ability to make positive strides for the Hoosier manufacturing community