Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Greg Wilson executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Wilson, who most recently served as special assistant to the governor, will begin his new role May 15.
In the role, Wilson will not only lead the ICRC, but will also lead the team that oversees the state’s five cultural commissions: the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, the Indiana Commission for Hispanic/Latino Affairs, the Indiana Commission for Women, the Indiana Commission for the Social Status of Black Males and the Indiana Native American/Indiana Affairs Commission.
"Greg has years of community-engagement experience, demonstrating both his leadership abilities and his commitment to Indiana’s minority groups," said Holcomb. "He will serve Hoosiers well as the head of Indiana’s Civil Rights Commission, and I look forward to continued partnership with Greg as we take Indiana to the next level.”
Wilson succeeds Rick Hite, who was appointed to the position last year by then-Governor Mike Pence.
Wilson previously served as director of the Department of Minority and Women’s Business Development in Indianapolis for then-Mayor Greg Ballard and former board chairman for Indiana Black Expo Inc. He is also an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army.
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission "enforces civil rights laws, investigates discrimination complaints and educates organizations, companies, landlords, associations and individuals on their rights and responsibilities under Indiana Civil Rights Laws," according to the state.