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Governor Eric Holcomb has announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions.
Electronic Recording Commission
The governor made the following five new appointments to the Electronic Recording Commission, who will serve at the pleasure of the governor:
• The Honorable Jamie Chapman (Washington), Daviess County Recorder
• The Honorable Anita Mather (Fort Wayne), Allen County Recorder
• The Honorable Zach Payne (Jeffersonville), Clark County Recorder
• Jessica McAlpin (Indianapolis), underwriting counsel at Fidelity National Title Group
• Kevin Quinn (Fishers), senior vice president of retail lending at First Internet Bank
Indiana Public Defender Commission
The governor made two reappointments to the Indiana Public Defender Commission:
• David Hensel (Indianapolis), attorney with Pence Hensel LLC, will continue his service on the commission. His term expires October 31, 2021.
• Mark Rutherford (Indianapolis), attorney with Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, PC, will continue his service on the commission. His term expires October 31, 2021.
The governor also made one new appointment to the commission:
• Richard Bray (Martinsville), former Indiana State Senator and attorney with Bray, Bray & Bray Attorneys at Law, will join the commission. His term expires October 31, 2021.
Indiana State Fair Board
The governor made four new appointments to the Indiana State Fair Board:
• Fair District 2: Jeanette Merritt (Peru), director of checkoff programs for Indiana Pork, will join the board. Her term expires September 30, 2021.
• Fair District 4: Michael Sprinkle (Indianapolis - Shelby County), lecturer at the School of Physical Education & Tourism Management, IUPUI, will join the board. His term expires September 30, 2019.
• Fair District 5: Melissa Huff (Brownstown), closing specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America and owner/operator of Huff Appraisal Services, Inc., will join the board. Her term expires September 30, 2020.
• Fair District 7: Olgen Williams (Indianapolis), former deputy mayor of the City of Indianapolis, will join the board. His term expires September 30, 2018.
Indiana Tourism Council
The governor made five reappointments to the Indiana Tourism Council:
• Robert Caputo (Indianapolis), executive director of the Brewers of Indiana Guild, will continue his service on the council. His term expires October 31, 2018.
• Christopher Leininger (Bloomington), COO of French Lick Resort, will continue his service on the council. His term expires October 31, 2019.
• Denise Pence (Columbus), owner of the Exit 76 Antique Mall, will continue her service on the council. Her term expires October 31, 2019.
• Eric Snow (Santa Claus), vice president of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, will continue his service on the council. His term expires October 31, 2019.
• James Wallis (Indianapolis), executive vice president of Visit Indy, will continue his service on the council. His term expires October 31, 2019.
The governor also made three new appointments to the council:
• Julie Basich (Valparaiso), COO of Fair Oaks Farms, will join the council. Her term expires October 31, 2019.
• Matthew Bell (Brownsburg), president & CEO of the Casino Association of Indiana, will join the council. His term expires October 31, 2018.
• Cynthia Hoye (Fishers), executive director of the Indiana State Fair Commission, will join the council. Her term expires October 31, 2018.
Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group
The governor made the following nine new appointments to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group, whose members serve at the pleasure of the governor:
• Katy Elmer (Evansville), director of student supports at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.
• Peter Haughan (Indianapolis), juvenile division supervisor at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
• The Honorable Callie Jahn (Jeffersonville), city councilwoman for District 3 of the City of Jeffersonville
• Kyle Lanham (Indianapolis), vice president of community engagement & CAO at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, Inc.
• Kelly Moors (Indianapolis), student at IUPUI
• Tami Silverman (Zionsville), president & CEO of The Indiana Youth Institute
• Tyler Smith (West Lafayette), student at Indiana University
• Mary Wellnitz (LaPorte), president & CEO of Figment Group Inc.
• Nancy Wever (Indianapolis), acting director of the Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
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