I left there to work for a state agency (Indiana Economic Development Corporation) for about three years. I was our legislative director, but also worked to encourage insurance companies to expand and initiate their workforce in Indiana.
In both instances, I was part of a larger team...not this year. I left the state job in December and have set up my own lobbying firm. One client is firmed up, two more are possibilities, but it's been a pretty big leap of faith and it's pretty terrifying, but exhilarating at the same time.