Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Greg Wilson executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. In this role, Wilson will oversee the commission that 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. He will also lead the team overseeing Indiana’s five cultural commissions including 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.
Wilson has a longstanding public service career, including community engagement for then Lt. Gov. Holcomb and most recently was special assistant to the governor. His previous roles included developing and growing relationships with local, state and federal officials, sustaining and enhancing engagement efforts with key community leaders and deepening collaboration with state agency representatives.
Other career milestones include eight years as director of the Department of Minority and Women’s Business Development under then Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. In this role, Wilson was a senior advisor on economic issues and worked closely with veteran- and minority-owned small businesses throughout central Indiana. He also served in a supply chain and logistics role for many years at United Water.
Wilson served for eight years in the U.S. Army. He is a partner and volunteer for the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition and previously served as board chairman for Indiana Black Expo Inc. Wilson currently serves as a board member for Visit Indy, the International Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Minorities and Women’s Business Enterprises.