Indiana Department of Administration Commissioner Jessica Robertson will leave the position next week. Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Lesley Crane to lead the department.
Robertson will leave the post for an assistant director of auxiliary operations position at Purdue University. The new role will find Robertson leading Purdue’s contracting and sourcing functions, along with other strategic initiatives. Robertson has served as IDOA commissioner since 2013, after being appointed by then Governor Mike Pence. “I am grateful to Gov. Holcomb for the opportunity to serve in his administration,” Robertson said. “It has been an honor to be a part of his team, and I look forward to watching them continue the state’s record of good government at a great taxpayer value.”
Governor Holcomb announced Crane will begin leading the department on April 2. “Lesley is a problem-solver who has dealt with a broad range of issues as chief of staff and chief counsel to the Indiana House of Representatives, Governor Holcomb said.” “She is well-respected and has worked with many different constituencies, which is a big part of the job at IDOA.” Crane has worked with the Indiana House Republican Caucus since 2006, and prior to that, she served in various roles at Krieg Devault from 1999-2006.