Governor-elect Eric Holcomb has added former Governor Mitch Daniels’ ex-chief of staff to his administration. Earl Goode, who will serve in the same role under Holcomb, currently serves as co-chair of the nonprofit transition team preparing the Lieutenant Governor to take the top state office in January. Holcomb also named Agency Review Leaders, who are tasked with assessing the necessities and progress of executive agencies.
Goode spent six years as chief of Daniels’ staff. Holcomb says "Earl’s steady hand and voice of reason will be a valuable asset to me and our team as we work to take Indiana to the Next Level. Earl cares about Hoosiers, he demands excellence and has always served others above all else, and for that reason he is the perfect fit for our growing team."
His previous roles also include chair of the Indiana Sports Corp., member of the Indiana Motorsports Commission, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration and president of the Capitol Improvement Board in Indianapolis. In the private sector, Goode spent 39 years at the former GTE, now Verizon, retiring eventually as president of information services.
As outlined by Holcomb’s transition team, the Agency Review Leaders are:
Steve Boyce, Director-External Affairs, AT&T; Former Chief of Staff, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman (Johnson County)
State Department of Agriculture, Office of Community & Rural Affairs, and Housing and Community Development Authority
Dave Frick, Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, WellPoint (Marion County)
Department of Child Services
David Holt, Vice President-Operations & Business Development, Conexus (Marion County)
Department of Transportation
Beverly Gard, Former Indiana State Senator (Hancock County)
Jeff Knight, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Old National Bancorp (Vanderburgh County)
Department Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources
Ryan Kitchell, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, IU Health; Former Director, Office of Management & Budget, State of Indiana (Marion County)
Family and Social Services Administration
Rob Carter, Executive Director of Risk Management & Security, Ivy Tech (Clay & Marion County)
Allison Karns, Public Safety Policy Director, Office of Governor Mike Pence (Marion County)
Michael Huber, President & CEO, Indy Chamber; Former Deputy Commissioner, Department of Administration, State of Indiana (Marion County)
Department of Administration, State Personnel Department and Office of Technology
Brian Burdick, Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg; Former Deputy Treasurer of State, State of Indiana (Marion County)
Office of Management & Budget, Indiana Finance Authority, Department of Revenue and Department of Workforce Development
Anne Valentine, Vice President, Student Experience & Customer Experience, Ivy Tech; Former Legislative Director, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, State of Indiana (Marion County);
Alfonso Vidal, President, Vidal Plastics (Vanderburgh County)
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Pete Miller, Former Indiana State Senator (Hendricks County)
Regulatory Agencies, Boards & Commissions
The new administration becomes official January 9th.