Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Karl Browning has resigned. Governor Mike Pence has promoted Brandye Hendrickson to the lead role. She has served as a deputy commissioner since 2007. Browning was in his second stint with INDOT. He previously served in the role from 2006 to 2009, before leaving for the private sector then the Hoosier Lottery. He returned as INDOT commissioner in 2013.

April 22, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Governor Mike Pence today named Brandye Hendrickson as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation, effective immediately. Governor Pence earlier today accepted Commissioner Karl Browning's resignation.

“With more than a decade of executive experience in state government, Brandye Hendrickson has demonstrated a commitment to public service and a nearly unmatched depth of understanding of the Indiana Department of Transportation,” said Governor Pence. “I am confident that she will uphold the agency's mission and serve Hoosiers well as Commissioner.”

Since 2007, Hendrickson has served as Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Transportation, specifically overseeing the agency's Greenfield District Operations which encompasses East Central Indiana, including Indianapolis. In this role, her responsibilities include managing an annual construction budget of approximately $700 million and an annual operating budget of $50 million. Hendrickson oversees a workforce of 360 employees responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of INDOT's transportation infrastructure within the district. In 2013, Governor Pence named her as Interim Commissioner at INDOT, a role she held for seven weeks. Previously, Hendrickson served as Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources within INDOT and more than six years as Human Resources Director for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue my service to Hoosiers as head of the Indiana Department of Transportation,” said Hendrickson. “I look forward to contributing further to the accomplishments of the Pence administration.”

Source: The Office of Governor Mike Pence

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