The current chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission has been named Indiana Inspector General by Governor Eric Holcomb.
David Cook will assume the post at the agency, which is responsible for addressing fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and wrongdoing in state government.
Cook will begin his new position on February 8.
“I am grateful that David has agreed to serve Indiana in this position, and I am confident that he is the right man for the job of ensuring Hoosiers get the great government service they deserve,” said Gov. Holcomb.
As chairman of the ATC, Cook built an enforcement strategy focused on compliance through education and assistance. The governor’s office says Cook partnered with local law enforcement to address problem establishments and decrease criminal activity.
Prior to his time at ATC, Cook served as a judge, chief trial deputy prosecutor and public defender in Marion County.