INDIANAPOLIS - Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Britni Saunders director of the Indiana State Personnel Department. Saunders succeeds Brandye Hendrickson, who stepped down from the role in July after being named deputy administrator with the Federal Highway Administration. 

Saunders has served as interim director of the INSPD since Hendrickson's departure. She previously served as deputy director of talent management at INSPD as well as director of talent management at the Indiana Department of Transportation.

"Britni’s human relations experience in the public and private sectors connects the delivery of outstanding customer service through a culture of engaged, talented employees," said Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo. "Her leadership will ensure Indiana’s State Personnel Department is at the forefront of guaranteeing Hoosiers receive outstanding government service at the best taxpayer value."

Saunders began her career with the state in 2013 as director of INDOT's Local Public Agency Training Program.