Carol Comer has been named commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. She currently serves as IDEM chief of staff and will succeed Tom Easterly, who announced his retirement last month.

Governor Mike Pence said "I know that with Carol’s extensive experience, she will continue to serve Hoosiers with integrity and dedication and follow in the footsteps of Commissioner Tom Easterly in ensuring healthier environments in all corners of our state."

Prior to being named chief of staff, Comer was general counsel for IDEM and was a senior administrative law judge for the Indiana Board of Tax Review and an administrative law judge with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

Bruno Pigott, who currently serves as deputy chief of staff and assistant commissioner in the Office of Water Quality, will take over Comer’s position.

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