December 8, 2022

Young Announces New State Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that Greg Goode will serve as State Director, effective January 2023.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Greg Goode to our team as State Director. Greg is a proven leader who is passionate about public service and improving Indiana’s communities. His talent and wealth of experience will help our office better serve and represent all Hoosiers, and I look forward to partnering with him,” said Senator Young. 

Goode currently serves as Executive Director of Government Relations and University Communication for Indiana State University. For nearly 17 years over separate stints of service, Goode has served as Indiana State’s liaison to the Indiana General Assembly, Governor’s Office, and Commission for Higher Education, as well as the United States Congress and local governments.


From 2009-2012, Goode served as Chief of Staff to the President of Bastyr University and was the founder and director of the University’s Center for Health Policy and Leadership.


Goode has a lengthy history of direct involvement in higher education, economic development, health care, and transportation issues, having previously worked in Washington, DC for two members of the United States House of Representatives. He is a former Governor-appointee to the Midwest Higher Education Compact.


Goode has earned two degrees from Indiana State University, performed graduate studies at the Pentagon through the Catholic University of America, and is pursuing his doctorate at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.   

Goode succeeds Andrew Kossack, who served as Senator Young’s State Director for more than four years and recently left for a new opportunity as chief of staff to Keith Krach, founder of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University and former U.S. Under Secretary of State. 

“I would like to thank Andrew for his friendship, leadership, and tireless work as State Director, and I know he will continue to be a strong advocate for our state in his new role,” said Senator Young.