Bob Kraft is director of state government relations for Indiana Farm Bureau. He heads the state lobbying effort and policy development activities of the state’s largest farm organization.
Kraft, former executive director of the Indianapolis‑based Insurance Education Foundation Inc., has directed and implemented many successful lobbying efforts nationally and in Indiana. He served as executive director of the Indiana Port Commission from 1986 to 1988. Before coming to Indiana in 1984, he worked as counsel and congressional liaison for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation in Washington, D.C.
He is a graduate of the University of Toledo and its college of law.
Since joining Indiana Farm Bureau in 1990, Kraft has directed the organization’s state lobbying efforts, ensuring consistency with Farm Bureau policy. He is also responsible for coordinating the grassroots procedure through which that policy is developed.
Kraft lives in Hamilton County, Ind., with his wife, Kathy. He is currently vice-chairman of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and president-elect of the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana.