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Trump taps Barnes & Thornburg partner for inaugural committee

Posted at 6:58 PM, Nov 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a partner at Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg as part of his Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Robert Grand, a managing partner at Barnes & Thornburg, will join prominent Republican donors like Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn and Lew Eisenberg as leaders of trump's inaugural committee – which helps plan and coordinate all official events around the inauguration.

Grand has been a major Republican fundraiser in Indiana, and ran Mitt Romney's fundraising efforts in the state in 2008.

He also served in former Gov. Robert Orr's administration and sat on the executive committee of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's gubernatorial campaign.

Federal election records don't show any direct donations by Grand to Trump's presidential campaign, although he has been a consistent donor to Pence.

The inaugural committee will be chaired by private equity investor and Colony Capital CEO Thomas J. Barrack Jr. Barrack, a longtime friend of Trump's, helped secure millions of dollars in fundraising for the campaign through the Rebuilding America Now super PAC.

A full list of inaugural committee leadership members can be found below:


  • Thomas Barrack Jr.

Finance Co-Chairmen

  • Roy Bailey


  • Lew Eisenberg
  • Finance Vice-Chairs
  • Sheldon Adelson
  • Dr. Miriam Adelson
  • Brian Ballard
  • Gentry Beach
  • Elliott Broidy
  • Robert Grand
  • Diane Hendricks
  • Tommy Hicks
  • Gail Icahn
  • Woody Johnson
  • Laurie Perlmutter
  • Phil Ruffin
  • Anthony Scaramucci
  • Ambassador Mel Sembler
  • Ray W. Washburne
  • Ambassador Ron Weiser
  • Steve Wynn