Title: Executive Director
Phone: (317) 639-5465
Thomas A. Pyrz has served as the executive director of the Indiana State Bar Association for more than 21 years. Immediately prior, he served as the first general counsel for Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration. He retired from the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1991 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a U.S. Army Ranger and senior parachutist. His last assignments in the service were as the Staff Judge Advocate (senior legal advisor) for Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana and as an administrative law attorney in the Pentagon. He is active in numerous organizations, primarily with the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE), where he served as president from August 2003 to August 2004. In 2008, he received the Bolton Award from NABE for outstanding professionalism in bar leadership. He has received numerous awards during his military career and has been awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana's highest civilian honor presented by the governor.