Governor Mike Pence has named Carolene Mays-Medley as executive director of the White River State Park Development Commission. She succeeds Bob Whitt, who recently left to become president of Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co.
Mays-Medley most recently served as vice-chairman and commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, a position to which she was appointed by former Governor Mitch Daniels in 2010 and reappointed by Pence in 2014. She also serves as the chairperson of the Critical Infrastructure Committee for the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners.
"Carolene Mays-Medley has a long track-record of distinguished leadership serving the Indianapolis community," said Pence. "I am thankful to Bob Whitt, as the White River State Park has thrived under his leadership during his eleven years as Executive Director, and I am confident that Carolene will continue to expand upon the Park’s success. I appreciate Carolene’s willingness to lead the White River State Park as its Executive Director and look forward to her continued service to the state of Indiana."
Mays-Medley is a former state representative in the Indiana House of Representative and was publisher and president of the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper and the Indiana Minority Business Magazine.