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John GriffinJohn Griffin

IUPUI Board of Advisors
Executive Director
Central Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council
First Appointed: 2008
Term Ends: 2015


John Griffin is the President/Attorney for the Central Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council. He represents the eighteen construction unions in Marion and the seven surrounding counties. He advises on public works projects and governmental affairs.

Mr. Griffin served as Commissioner of Labor, appointed by Governor O’Bannon, from 1999 to January 2003. He was appointed by Governor Kernan in 2004 to establish the Office of International Trade Compliance in the Indiana Department of Commerce. He served as a State trustee on the Ivy Tech Community College board from 2004 to 2007. He was a member of the Indianapolis Private Industry Council from 2006 to 2008. He also served as a member of the Indiana Recount Commission from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Griffin possesses a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Purdue University in Indianapolis and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law. He is licensed to practice before state and federal courts in Indiana. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to college, Mr. Griffin served a four year apprenticeship as a union electrician and worked ten years in the construction industry.