New Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has announced his staff. It includes former Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard as deputy chief and former WTHR-TV reporter Jeremy Brilliant as director of communications.
Joan Blackwell, who most recently worked as an attorney at Barnes and Thornburg, will be Hill’s chief of staff. She previously served as section chief in the Office of the Attorney General from 2014 to 2016. Kelly Craven will be Hill’s senior advisor. Craven was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force under George W. Bush, a former chief of staff for Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer and most recently served as director of house operations for U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Other appointments include former Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Director Mary Allen as director of strategic planning and resources, former Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman as chief counsel in the advisory division, Denise Robinson as senior deputy attorney general and former Marion County Appellate Public Defender Patricia McMath as section chief of civil appeals.
Hill succeeds Greg Zoeller as attorney general, and oversees more than 400 employees in the Office of the Attorney General.