Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Jessica Allen to serve as chairwoman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. She currently serves as executive secretary of the ATC. The Commission is responsible for regulating and licensing the alcohol and tobacco industries. The ATC also directs the Indiana State Excise Police. Allen advises on legal matters while also serving as an administrative hearing judge and overseeing all litigation matters for the agency. During her time with the commission, she has spearheaded licensing system updates to provided customer service improvements and streamlined permit processing procedures. These changes have resulted in cutting permit processing time in half.

Allen began her legal career as a deputy prosecutor for Marion County. In 2010, she became the assistant city prosecutor for Indianapolis, and joined the ATC in 2014 as commission counsel. Allen earned an undergraduate degree from Butler University and a law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

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