Congressional Delegation, Secretary Buttigieg Among Speakers Slated for D.C. Fly-in

The list of speakers continues to be assembled to address attendees at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce D.C. Fly-in event to be held Sept. 21-22.

Among those scheduled will be a brief address from former South Bend Mayor, Democratic presidential candidate and current U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

“We’re excited about delivering an experience worthy of our return to Washington for the first time since 2019,” remarks Greg Ellis, Indiana Chamber vice president of energy, environment and federal relations. “Critical topics like education, energy and transportation will be at the forefront – and as usual visits with Indiana’s delegation certainly will be beneficial to conveying the interests of the business community.”

Dr. Ali Nouri, assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy, will provide insights as the nation’s employers grapple with fluctuating supply and demand issues.

Also addressing education and workforce challenges will be a panel with representatives from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Amy Loyd, assistant secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
  • Shital Shah, director of strategic partnerships in the Office of the Secretary
  • Nasser Paydar, assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education

The Indiana Chamber will also honor the late U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and her staffers Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson, who were killed in a car accident in early August.

The registration cost is $149 per person, with group discounts available. Register online at, or call (800) 824-6885. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.

The D.C. Fly-in is supported by platinum sponsors Wabash Valley Power Alliance and Zimmer Biomet; gold sponsors Build Indiana Council, CMS Corporation and Duke Energy; and silver sponsors The Kroger Co., Thompson Thrift and TruGreen.