Vice President of Public Affairs
Trevor Foughty is the Vice President of Public Affairs at the Applied Research Institute, leading state and federal government relations and forging strong partnerships with colleges and universities.
Before joining ARI, Trevor made significant impact at Indiana University. As Associate Vice President of State Relations he led the university’s state government relations team, helping secure record levels of state funding. He also skillfully navigated the role of interim Chief Communications Officer, enhancing the university’s public image and outreach.
Trevor’s extensive experience in government and political campaigns spans over a dozen years. On Capitol Hill, he contributed to policy development and communications as the Deputy Chief of Staff for then-U.S. Rep. Todd Young, and later managed Young’s victorious 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. His strategic expertise also guided political communications for former Governor Mitch Daniels through the Aiming Higher PAC, and he has also held positions within the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana State Senate. His campaign management skills were honed through leading multiple statewide and Congressional campaigns.
Trevor earned a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University’s O’Neill School, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN. In his spare time, he manages a widely-read blog and database focused on Indiana’s political history.