Gov. Holcomb Makes Appointments to Various Boards & Commissions

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Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards, commissions and councils.

Business Law Survey Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the Business Law Survey Commission:

  • Michael Deam (Fort Wayne), Managing Partner of Rothberg Logan Warsco LLP, will join the commission. His term is at the pleasure of the governor.

Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment Council

The governor made two new appointments to the Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment Council, administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute:

  • Bernice Corley (Indianapolis), assistant executive director with the Indiana Public Defender Council, will join the council. Her term expires April 30, 2021.
  • Shaunestte Terrell (Indianapolis), domestic violence/sexual assault resource prosecutor with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, will join the council and serve as its presiding member. Her term expires April 30, 2021.

Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

The governor made one reappointment to the Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission:

  • State Sen. Jeff Raatz (Richmond) will continue his service on the commission. His term expires December 31, 2018.

 Electronic Recording Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the Electronic Recording Commission:

  • The Honorable Nichole Keller (Brazil), Clay County recorder, will join the commission. Her term is at the pleasure of the governor.

Emergency Medical Services Commission

The governor made two new appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Commission, administered by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:

  • Dr. Tom Lardaro (Indianapolis), medical director of IU Health LifeLine, deputy medical director of Indianapolis EMS and Indianapolis Fire Department, and assistant professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, will join the commission. His term expires April 30, 2022.
  • John Ryan (Indianapolis), president and managing partner at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., will join the commission. His term expires April 30, 2022.

Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

The governor made three reappointments to the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities:

  • Jim McCormick (Hagerstown), CEO of the Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana, will continue his service on the council. His term expires April 30, 2021.
  • Debra Riggs (Franklin), representing families of children with disabilities, will continue her service on the council. Her term expires April 30, 2021.
  • Erik Smith (Hartford City), a member of the board of directors for Self-Advocates of Indiana, will continue his service on the council. His term expires April 30, 2021.

 The governor also made three new appointments to the council:

  • Denise Babjak (Valparaiso), founder and CEO of Chasing Dreams, will join the council. Her term expires April 30, 2021.
  • Melissa Draper (Monticello), teacher assistant at the Boys & Girls Club of White County, will join the council. Her term expires April 30, 2021.
  • Jody Powers (Muncie), director of accessibility at Urban Light Community Church, will join the council. Her term expires April 30, 2021.

Indiana Election Commission

The governor made two reappointments to the Indiana Election Commission:

  • Zachary Klutz (Fishers), of counsel with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, will continue his service on the commission. His term expires June 30, 2020.
  • Suzannah Overholt (Indianapolis), special counsel with SmithAmundsen, will continue her service on the commission. Her term expires June 30, 2020.

 Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority Board of Directors

The governor made one reappointment to the board of directors of the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority:

  • Jeffrey W. Whiteside (Newburgh), vice president of community sustainability at Vectren and president of the Vectren Foundation, will continue his service on the board. His term expires on June 30, 2022.

 Indiana War Memorials Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the Indiana War Memorials Commission:

  • C.T. Montgomery (Owensville), veteran and former Gibson County auditor, will join the commission. His term expires April 30, 2019.

 Soil Conservation Board

The governor made two reappointments to the Soil Conservation Board, administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture:

  • Warren Baird (Atlanta), retired, will continue his service on the board. His term expires November 30, 2021.
  • Larry Clemens (Angola), North American agriculture director with The Nature Conservancy, will continue his service on the board. His term expires November 30, 2021.

The governor also made two new appointments to the board:

  • Kenny Cain (Darlington), of Cain’s Homelike Farms, will join the board. His term expires November 30, 2021.
  • Brad Dawson (Guilford), regional sales manager with FiNN All Seasons, will join the board. His term expires November 30, 2021.

 State Employee Appeals Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the State Employee Appeals Commission:

  • Teresa Griffin (Carmel), partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, will join the commission. Her term expires June 15, 2020.

 Indiana Geographic Officer

The governor has appointed a new geographic information officer:

  • Megan R.L. Compton, MPA (Indianapolis), has been appointed as the state’s geographic information officer. Her term is at the pleasure of the governor.

 

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