Shelby County Prosecutor elected as IPAC Chair

INDIANAPOLIS – Shelby County Prosecutor James ‘Brad’ Landwerlen is the new Chair of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Board of Directors after an election last week.

Landwerlen, prosecutor in Shelby County since 2016, was elected during a members meeting during IPAC’s annual Summer Conference. He takes over for outgoing Chair Anthony Quinn, the Dubois County Prosecutor, and will serve a one-year term. Landwerlen has been a Board member for several years and served as Vice-Chair while Quinn was Chair.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead and advocate for prosecutors across the state,” Landwerlen said. “This coming year will be filled with many challenges and opportunities and I am confident prosecutors will be up to the task.”

Scott County Prosecutor Chris Owens will serve as Vice-Chair and Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker was chosen as Secretary.

IPAC Membership also approved a new slate of Board members, which is as follows:

  • Vicki Becker, Elkhart County
  • Andrew Bryson, Union County
  • Daniel Hampton, Kosciusko County
  • Brad Landwerlen, Shelby County
  • Jeremy Mull, Clark County
  • Erika Oliphant, Monroe County
  • Chris Owens, Scott County
  • Anthony Quinn, Dubois County
  • Wesley Schemenaur, Jay County
  • Steven Sonnega, Morgan County

About the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council: The IPAC is a non-partisan, independent state judicial branch agency that supports Indiana’s 91 prosecuting attorneys and their chief deputies. It is governed by a 10-member board of directors of elected prosecuting attorneys. The IPAC assists prosecuting attorneys in the preparation of manuals, legal research and training seminars. It serves as a liaison to local, state, and federal agencies, study commissions, and community groups in an effort to support law enforcement and promote the fair administration of justice.

Brad gives award to Anthony

New Chair Brad Landwerlen (far right) and IPAC Executive Director Chris Naylor (far left) congratulate Anthony Quinn as his term as IPAC Chair concludes.

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