Jim Schellinger

Jim Schellinger is the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana, serving as a member of Governor Eric Holcomb’s cabinet and leading the state’s domestic and international economic development agenda.


Schellinger previously served as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation under Governor Mike Pence, helping lead Indiana business growth and Hoosier job creation efforts as well as key initiatives like the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative and the state’s $1 Billion Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. Schellinger was appointed to the role in August 2015 after serving two years as a member of the IEDC Board of Directors.


Prior to serving the state in his current role, Schellinger most recently served as the Chairman/CEO of CSO Architects, a 52-year-old architectural firm, where he practiced architecture since 1984. Under Schellinger’s leadership, CSO led landmark projects such as the Indianapolis International Airport, the JW Marriott, and the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.


Schellinger is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. He and his wife, Laura, have three sons: Zack, John and Nick.