Prior to founding Wells Strategy + Solutions in 2019, Stephanie Wells was the Vice President of Workforce Development for the Indiana Manufacturers Association, where she developed an employer-driven workforce policy and spearheaded the creation of the Indiana Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME), a work-based learning initiative.
Previously, Stephanie worked as a Senior Fiscal Analyst for the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, as well as various roles at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, where she oversaw the creation of the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network and the Hardest Hit Fund, a $220 million federal initiative to assist troubled homeowners stay in their homes during the worst years of the Great Recession. She has also held positions at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Office of Governor Mitch Daniels, Ice Miller, Indiana University Public Policy Institute, and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF).
In total, Stephanie has over 18 years of research and analysis, public affairs, and policy experience in the areas of economic development, workforce, housing, and community development.
Stephanie is a proud graduate of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, both for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, where she specialized in public management and policy analysis.