Carl Harlan was elected to a three-year term beginning in 2019. He and his wife Cindy reside in Waynetown, Indiana, co-own the C-Bar-C Expo Center in Cloverdale, and co-promote the NTPA Winter Nationals invitational held there each January since 2015. In addition to their involvement with several horse riding, barrel racing, and show organizations, they raise corn and soybeans on several hundred acres of farmland. A graduate of Purdue University and a student organizer for two years of the NTPA-sanctioned Boilermaker Pull in West Lafayette, Carl fell in love with tractor pulling as a five-year-old and remembers going to his first Indy Super Pull at age 12. The Harlans have a son Mikel and a daughter Ashley.