Freeman to Fill IURC Vacancy

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Governor Mike Pence has selected Sarah Freeman to fill the vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Freeman will serve the remainder of former commissioner Carolene Mays-Medley's term, which expires in December of 2017.

Freeman previously served as a senior staff attorney with the Indiana Legislative Services Agency. She takes over for Mays-Medley, who vacated the position after being appointed executive director of the White River State Park Development Commission by Pence. 

"Sarah Freeman has dedicated her life to public service and knows firsthand the laws that govern the utilities in our state," said Pence. "I’m confident her background and subject-matter expertise will serve Sarah well as she continues her work for the people of Indiana as Commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission."

Freeman has also served as deputy attorney general for the state and a judicial clerk in the Indiana Supreme Court. She is a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on Cybersecurity.

Governor Pence also made the following appointments to various boards and commissions:

Finance Authority Board of Directors

  • Kerry M. Stemler [Clark County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through August 31, 2020

Governor's Planning Council for People with Disabilities

  • James R. McCormick [Wayne County], appointed to complete an unexpired three-year term through September 1, 2017

Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees

  • Terry W. Anker [Hamilton County], appointed to serve a three-year term through August 31, 2019

Natural Resources Foundation Board

  • Karen L. Valiquett [Marion County], appointed to serve a four-year term through August 31, 2020

Indiana Pesticide Review Board

  • Kevin L. Underwood [Tippecanoe County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through August 31, 2020

State Board of Pharmacy

  • Donna S. Wall [Marion County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through August 31, 2020

Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans Board of Directors

  • Diana H. Hamilton [Marion County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 30, 2019
  • Matthew B. Murphy III [Marion County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 30, 2019
  • Charles E. Schalliol [Hamilton County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 30, 2019

West Central Economic Development District

  • Jason B. Baird [Putnam County], appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Governor
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