Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

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Governor Eric Holcomb has announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards, commissions, and task forces. They include the Indiana State Commission on Aging, the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Task Force and the Indiana Charter School Board.

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet
The governor made one new appointment to the cabinet, who will serve until April 30, 2021:

  • Megan Glover (Zionsville), cofounder and CEO of 120WaterAudit

The governor also made two new appointments representing various state agencies, who will serve until April 30, 2021:

  • Robert Carter, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Dr. Jennifer Walthall, secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration

The governor designated Teresa Lubbers, commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, as chair of the cabinet.

Indiana Charter School Board
The governor made three new appointments to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2023:

  • Dr. Michelle Gough (Indianapolis), senior vice president of Project Lead the Way 
  • Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud (Gary), president & CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
  • Kim Preston (Indianapolis), Midwest regional advocacy director with ExcelinEd

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Task Force
The Governor made four appointments to the new task force, who will serve until Dec. 31, 2019:

  • Jim Markle (Valparaiso), executive director of the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
  • Bryan Shearer (Ligonier), chief of the Ligonier Police Department
  • Dr. David Wantz (Indianapolis), president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana
  • Dave Wedding (Evansville), sheriff of Vanderburgh County

The governor also made three new appointments representing various state agencies, who will serve until Dec. 31, 2019:

  • Doug Carter, superintendent of the Indiana State Police
  • Steve Hunter, director of the Division of Law Enforcement, Indiana Department of Natural Resources 
  • Manuel Mendez, director of Agency/Program Continuous Improvement, Office of the Governor

Indiana State Commission on Aging
The governor made two new appointments to the commission, who will serve until June 30, 2023:

  • Debra Lambert (Fort Wayne), CEO of Byron Health Center
  • Daniel Mustard (Columbus), executive director of Mill Race Center Inc.

Indiana State Police Board
The governor made one reappointment to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2023:

  • James Olszewski (Lowell), retired Lake County deputy prosecutor

Jail Overcrowding Task Force
The governor made three appointments to the new task force, who will serve until Dec. 31, 2019:

  • Tracy Brown (Lafayette), Tippecanoe County commissioner
  • Doug Huntsinger (Indianapolis), deputy director of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse
  • Ralph Watson (Carmel), director of Hamilton County Community Corrections

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