Greenfield native interns with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

Greenfield resident Matthew Hankins (right) joins Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (left) outside the Indiana Statehouse on Aug. 3, 2021. Hankins is interning with the Indiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor throughout the 2021 summer. Submitted photo

Daily Reporter Staff Reports

INDIANAPOLIS — Hancock County native Matthew Hankins is gaining experience as an intern with the office of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch this summer.

Hankins, Greenfield, is the son of Kyle and Erin Hankins. A 2019 Cathedral High School graduate, he is attending Xavier University and majoring in marketing.

“Working with the lieutenant governor and her executive staff has been a great experience and an honor,” Hankins said. “I am so grateful to have this opportunity, learn more about Indiana and get a first-hand look at how state government operates.”

As a communications intern, Hankins assists the office by writing press releases and social media content, creating graphics, and assisting with research, scheduling and organizing events.

“I love meeting students from across Indiana,” Crouch said. “It has been a pleasure to meet Matt, learn more about him and have him help my office and I better serve Hoosiers. There is so much information to absorb at the Statehouse and I hope this experience will be one that will benefit him as he continues school and soon begins his professional career.”

Hankins will be a junior this fall at Xavier.