Gov. Holcomb Appoints New State Personnel Department Director



INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announcement that Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) Interim-Director Britni Saunders will become INSPD Director effective Sept. 11, 2017. Saunders replaces Brandye Hendrickson, who left the department in July to become deputy administrator with the Federal Highway Administration.

“Britni is an experienced and dedicated public servant who will continue to lead the State Personnel Department well,” Gov. Holcomb said. “We’re excited to welcome her to the team.”

Britni Saunders joined the State of Indiana at the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) in 2013 as the director of the Local Public Agency Training Program and has since held progressively responsible positions in the area of Talent Management/Human Resources—including the director of talent management at INDOT, deputy director of talent management at INSPD and, most recently, interim director of INSPD.

“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 Blair Milo, Indiana’s secretary of career connections and talent. “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.”

Prior to working for the state, Saunders served 10 years with Starbucks Coffee Company in various management roles within high-volume, multi-unit operations. Additionally, she was membership and networking lead and employee engagement counsel to the corporate U.S. vice president for the Women’s Development Network.

Britni Saunders is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional and serves as a committee chairwoman for the Indianapolis-based, non-profit College Mentors for Kids.


  1. Is it possible that he could have appointed anyone LESS qualified? And seriously- what era are we in…. “human relations”….seriously???? No wonder the State Personnel Department is such a mess. Indiana is in fact a state that works- it’s a state that works its politics at the detriment of the poor hard working tax payers having to fund all of their lawsuits because of the rampant incompetence of those who are “appointed.”


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