A member since 2000, Dan Drexler has actively participated in the Libertarian Party of Indiana in numerous roles. Whether as a candidate or serving in a volunteer leadership role, Drexler’s focus has been toward getting Libertarian candidates elected and moving the Party’s philosophy further into the mainstream of public thought.
Twice a candidate himself, Drexler has worked the last ten years largely behind the scenes in support of candidates and as an active participant in state and local party leadership. In 2012, he served as the Midwest Regional Director for the Gov. Gary Johnson campaign for U.S. President. Notably in Indiana, he was responsible for the recruitment of Mike Wherry to run for Secretary of State in 2010 and managed the statewide campaign to record totals for the LPIN. He has served several terms on the LPIN’s governing body either as Vice Chairman or as a District Representative. In 2006, he served nine months as the organization’s interim Executive Director, assisting with candidate recruitment and contributing support to Mike Kole’s successful bid to retain ballot access. He has held several leadership positions in local party leadership.
Professionally, Drexler is Vice President of Sales for an Indiana manufacturer of industrial heating and ventilation equipment. With the company based in La Porte County, he splits time between his home in Indianapolis and his work at the company’s headquarters. Previously, he worked in international sales for Wabash-based The Ford Meter Box Company and as an International Trade Specialist for both Indiana and U.S. government trade agencies. After two years working abroad in Japan, Drexler held the position of Rush County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director in Rushville, Indiana.
He has been actively involved in a number of civic groups, notably as a two-time Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and as a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Drexler is a tremendous fan of baseball, homebrews and spending time with friends and family.
Matt Wittlief, Marion County
Matt Wittlief lives on the south side of Indianapolis where he has spent most of his life. After completing his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science Concordia University Chicago, he went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Purdue University. Wittlief has been at RCI, the world’s largest timeshare exchange company, since 2000 where he has held progressive roles in senior management in a variety of departments and disciplines including anlaytics, business intelligence, inventory operations, pricing, strategy, project implementation and product development. Wittlief is a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party holding several roles in leadership since joining the LP in 2009.
Michael Schultheiss, Marion County
Michael Schultheiss first joined the Libertarian Party in 2001 and more recently has been involved in the party at a variety of levels. He has over 15 years of IT experience and has served as the LPIN Webmaster since 2009. Michael has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University and also studied Business and Accounting at the IU Kelley School of Business. Michael served as treasurer for several local,mstatewide, and federal Libertarian candidates in Indiana.
Michael has over 12 years of non-profit management experience and serves as an officer in several 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations including Software in the Public Interest and Free Enterprise Schools, Inc.
Michael is a Senior Unix Systems Engineer for Ivy Tech Community College, the largest community college in the United States. In this role, he runs infrastructure used by hundreds of thousands of users annually. One of his recent projects focuses on data warehousing and data analytics.
Michael and his wife Krissy live on the far Eastside of Indianapolis.
John Schick, Porter County
John Schick and his wife have lived near Chesterton for many years, raising three sons who are now either attending college or working in Indiana. Schick is a Principal Consultant and North American regional Practice Leader with Compass America, Inc. His clients are among the largest corporations in North America and Europe who seek to improve the management of corporate IT, outsourced IT services, and organization design. Schick has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Indiana University. Schick believes the highest virtue of the Libertarian Party is its advocacy of tolerance and respect for the freedom of others (something that is not promoted by the major parties).
Beth Duensing, Lake County
James P. Gillen II, St. Joseph County
Doug Horner, Allen County
Randy Young, Tippecanoe County
Rob Place, Hamilton County
Paul Morrell, Henry County
Evan McMahon, Marion County
Darlene Sartore, Gibson County
Greg Hertzsch, Clark County
LNC Representative for Indiana (District 3)
Jillian Mack of OH
Sam Goldstein serves as an alternate.