Bose Public Affairs Group LLC is pleased to announce former U.S. Congressman Luke Messer has joined the firm as a principal where he will counsel clients on state and federal policy matters in Indiana and in Washington, DC. He will work closely with the state and federal government relations teams as well as the strategic communications group.

In addition, Messer will join Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as a partner at the law firm, where he will focus on serving clients in the business services, labor and employment, and financial services practice groups.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Bose family and I look forward to helping our clients grow their businesses in this challenging environment,” said Messer.

Bose McKinney & Evans managing partner Jeffrey R. Gaither welcomed Messer and added, “As we continually look for strategic opportunities to grow, Luke’s expertise at the state and federal levels will complement the talented professionals in both our law and public affairs firms.”

Messer served three terms as the U.S. Congressman for Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District from 2013 to 2019. He was the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee for four years where he led hearings on Conservative Clean Energy Agenda; Women in the 21st Century Workforce; Law Enforcement and the American Worker. Messer served on the House Committees on Financial Services; Education and the Workforce; Budget; and Foreign Affairs.

As an elected official, Messer was well-known for his ability to build bipartisan coalitions among his colleagues to solve complex problems. Messer developed this important skill set while serving in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2003 to 2006 when he represented House District 57.

“With the ever-changing political landscape at the state and national level, having Luke join us will provide our clients with a tremendous competitive advantage,” said Andrew Miller, managing principal, Bose Public Affairs Group. “Luke’s experience and understanding of the state and federal landscape will be a welcomed addition to our dynamic team.”

Messer earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and a bachelor’s degree at Wabash College with the honors summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.