Bose Public Affairs picks up another former state official

Keywords Government / Law / Lobbyists / Military

Former Adjutant General Martin Umbarger has joined Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, the second big addition to the lobbying firm in the past week.

Umbarger, who was appointed by three different governors to lead the Indiana National Guard, will be a senior policy adviser for Bose working in the Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., offices.

Doug Brown, the managing principal at Bose, said Umbarger’s “wealth of experience, ranging from defense, agriculture and other vital sectors, will serve us and our clients very well.”

The announcement comes just a week after Bose announced that former Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith would join the firm as a principal and become a partner in its sister law firm, Bose McKinney & Evans.

Umbarger, a retired major general, served 46 years in the Indiana National Guard. Former Gov. Joe Kernan appointed him adjutant general of Indiana in early 2004 and he was reappointed by former Gov. Mitch Daniels and outgoing Gov. Mike Pence. He retired from the post—which included leading 14,000 soldiers and airmen as they prepared for state and federal missions—in 2015.

Umbarger is also president of Umbarger Agribusiness, a family-owned company in Bargersville.

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