Paul Mannweiler is a principal with Bose Public Affairs Group. As the former Republican speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Paul aggressively addressed a broad range of issues from tax reform to accountability in education, and economic development to tort reform. A veteran public official, he served in the Indiana House of Representatives for 22 years before joining the firm.
In addition to his legislative peers who elected him speaker of the House on three separate occasions, many other groups have recognized Paul’s superior legislative skills. He was the first Indiana state legislator to serve as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures, a prestigious organization that represents all legislators and legislative staff throughout the country.
Paul’s experience is not limited to the legislative side of public policy. In 1997, he joined Indianapolis Power & Light Company as senior vice president of external affairs. He also has practiced law for 32 years and has represented clients in a variety of regulatory matters.
Honors / Awards
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Leadership Award, the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Government Leader of the Year Award, among others. The Wall Street Journal, the Indianapolis Business Journal and numerous political publications have quoted him extensively as an expert on public policy issues. In 2015, Paul was ranked among Indiana’s Top 50 Most Politically Influential by Howey Politics.
A graduate of Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis, Paul earned his bachelor’s and doctorate of jurisprudence from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis. Upon completion of his education, he entered the political world as a campaign aide to then-Speaker of the House Otis Bowen. More than 25 years later, he is a highly respected voice in the political world.
Appointments / Memberships
Paul is an officer in the NCSL Foundation, he has served on the board of directors for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation; American Enterprise Life Insurance Co.; Indiana Repertory Theatre; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis (board of visitors); and the Indiana Economic Development Council.