Holcomb Makes More Appointments

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Governor-elect Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new appointments and reappointments for public safety and health positions within his administration. The two new appointees will lead the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Bryan Langley, who currently serves as global security manager at Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), will become the new director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. He previously served as U.S. Assistant Chief of Protocol at the White House from 2005-2009 and held various positions on the Bush-Cheney campaign.

"Safety is a driving priority for me," said Holcomb. "Bryan brings a wealth of experience from the federal and corporate sectors to serve Hoosiers in this role, and I look forward to working closely with him to ensure our state is ready for whatever challenges lie ahead."

Holcomb has also named Rob Carter commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections. Carter has served as the executive director of statewide security and safety at Ivy Tech Community College since 2013, previously served as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and was twice elected Clay County Sheriff in 1998 and 2002.

"Rob has served Hoosiers as a sheriff, a valued member of the Ivy Tech staff, and the head of Indiana's Department of Natural Resources," said Holcomb.  "His unique experiences and capabilities give me every confidence that he will serve Indiana well in this role."

The governor-elect has reappointed Dave Murtaugh executive director of the Criminal Justice Institute. Indiana State Department of Toxicology Ed Littlejohn and Indiana Parole Board Chairman Gwen Horth will also stay on.

Additionally, Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Jerome Adams has been reappointed along with Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Walthall.

"Dr. Adams and Dr. Walthall bring unparalleled knowledge and experience to the Department of Health, and Hoosiers are lucky to have their public health service," said Holcomb. "I am thrilled they have agreed to stay on board and I look forward to working closely with them both to create a healthier Indiana."

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