NFIB Indiana Elects Four New Members to Executive Committee
Indiana’s Leadership Council recently elected four new members to its Executive Committee.
From left, Loren King, Renae Breitbach, Catherine Popp Hoffmann, and Dan Thystrup were recently elected to NFIB’s Executive Committee.
CHAIR: Catherine Popp Hoffmann grew up in small business. Her family still owns and operates the largest independently and family owned bakery in the United States. Catherine spent her youth surrounded by entrepreneurs and says it didn’t dawn on her until much later that not everyone ran a small business. After running her own very successful trial law firm, Catherine started a venture capitol company, HB Capitol, with the goal of bringing jobs back to Indiana. HB Capitol helped create the seed money to start businesses across Indiana, including Winterfield, a high speed paper plant in Marion, a community in desperate need of jobs. Catherine joined NFIB because she says NFIB helps turn her one voice into a choir of voices at the capitol in Indianapolis and Washington D.C. Catherine won NFIB’s Small Business Champion award, a very prestigious honor, in 2008. You can watch her story here.
VICE CHAIR: Loren King is the CEO at Trinitas Ventures, a commercial real estate development company. Under Loren’s leadership, Trinitas has developed nearly $1 billion in student housing and mixed-use projects. He’s also served as a corporate law attorney in the international corporate affairs office of a multinational Fortune 500 company. In his “spare time,” Loren is a deacon at his church.
PAC CHAIR: Renae Breitbach is Executive Vice President for Amerimar Management, with direct responsibility for Indianapolis operations, including the Business Center, a full service executive business center in downtown. She has direct responsibility for managing Amerimar’s Indianapolis holdings, currently about 400,000 square feet. Her primary focus in to maintain the high quality of services expected by Amerimar’s clients, maintain the buildings, and generate income for the property owners. Renaie has two adult children and a Cock-A-Poo, and likes to cycle, cook, taste wine, and travel. NFIB Indiana employees add that Renae is fantastic host, helping NFIB with a fundraiser in 2018. She made the event a huge success! Thanks Renae!
FEDERAL LIASON: Dan Thystrup moved to North Webster from Denmark in 1987 to run his family’s small amusement park. Dan and brother Bo, fourth generation amusement park owners, decided to make some new bird themed paddle boats for the theme park. Their idea exploded and now you can find their boats all over the world. His new small business, Adventureglass, was born. Their most popular boats including swans, ducks, pink flamingos, dragons, and pirate ships. Dan focuses on integrity and hard work and credits the steady growth of his small business to the fact he adds boat models or improves on existing ones every year. Dan joined NFIB because he says he has a stronger voice as a group than by himself. He counts on NFIB to advocate for him and his small business in Indianapolis and in Washington D.C. When he’s not hard at work building boats, you can find Dan on one of Indiana’s many trails riding his bike, or volunteering with the Boy Scouts or Lions Club.
Congratulations to all our new Executive Committee members!