updated: 11/28/2012 1:38:14 PM
Governor-elect Mike Pence has named Mark Ahearn general counsel. Ahearn currently serves in a similar role at the Indiana Department of Transportation.
November 28, 2012
Carmel, Ind. -- Governor-elect Mike Pence announced today that Mark Ahearn will join the Governor's office as General Counsel.
Ahearn currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel and Deputy Commissioner at the Indiana Department of Transportation, a position he has held for the past eight years. At INDOT Ahearn has led the legal, contract administration, economic opportunity, and internal audit and investigations departments, a staff of approximately 80 employees, through the implementation of Governor Daniels' Major Moves Program.
Gov.-elect Pence said, "I have relied on Mark's counsel in the past, and I'm pleased to have him join our senior staff. His legal expertise and institutional knowledge of state government will be significant assets as we move forward."
In addition to working in the private sector, Ahearn previously served as Legislative Director and General Counsel in Pence's Congressional office. He worked for Sen. Dan Coats as both a district director and a state director and was the assistant state director for Sen. Dan Quayle.
Ahearn is a graduate of Indiana University and earned his law degree at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.
Source: Office of Indiana Governor-Elect Mike Pence