Pence Names INDOT Commissioner

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Governor Mike Pence has appointed Karl Browning Indiana Department of Transportation commissioner. He previously held the role from 2006 to 2009, and has most recently served as executive director of the Hoosier Lottery.

July 10, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Governor Mike Pence today named Karl Browning Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

Browning, of Zionsville, has served as Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery since December of 2011. He previously held the role of Commissioner of INDOT from 2006 to 2009, where he oversaw the contracting of the I-69 extension project. He also served as Chief Information Officer of the Indiana Office of Technology.

"I believe roads mean jobs. An effective Department of Transportation is critical to Indiana’s success, and I am pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Browning as the next Commissioner," said Governor Pence. "Karl is the right leader for this agency at a critical time in the development of our state’s infrastructure, and I am grateful he is willing to continue to serve the people of Indiana in this role. He brings extensive experience, integrity and a steady hand to one of state government’s most important tasks. Under his leadership, the Indiana Department of Transportation will operate efficiently and effectively for the benefit of Hoosiers across the state."

Browning also worked in the private sector as President of The Schneider Corporation and as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Golden Rule Insurance Company. He has spent the majority of his career managing service delivery organizations to help customers improve processes and profitability, traits that have translated well during his roles as agency head in state government.

Brandye Hendrickson will continue to serve as Commissioner of INDOT during the transition.

Source: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence