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Gov. Holcomb Makes Appointments To Various Boards And Commissions
Updated July 24, 2017 6:31 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions.

Veterans' Affairs Commission

The governor made two new appointments to the Veterans' Affairs Commission:

  • Major General Erika Steuterman of West Lafayette, retired from the United States Air Force, will join the commission, and the governor has designated her to serve as chair. Her term expires July 1, 2018.
  • Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard of Indianapolis will join the commission. His term expires July 1, 2018.

The governor made five reappointments to the commission:

  • Greg Baker of Franklin, representing the VFW, will continue to serve on the commission. His term expires July 1, 2018.
  • Richard Caldwell of Columbus, representing AMVETS, will continue to serve on the commission. His term expires July 1, 2018.
  • Kevin Coley of Greenwood, representing the Disabled American Veterans, will continue to serve on the commission. His term expires July 1, 2018.
  • Kenneth Hylton of Sunman, representing the American Legion, will continue to serve on the commission. His term expires July 1, 2018.
  • Jay Kendal of Roann, the County Veterans Service Officer for Miami County, will continue to serve on the commission. His term expires July 1, 2018.

Indiana War Memorials Commission

The governor made one reappointment to the War Memorials Commission:

  • Bruno P. Riboni of Granger, investment officer and vice president of Old National Bank, will continue his service on the commission. His new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2020.

Indiana State Department of Health Executive Board

The governor made several reappointments to the Executive Board of the State Department of Health:

  • Joanne Y. Martin of Indianapolis, director of Nurse Family Partnership Implementation Planning with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, will continue to serve on the board. Her new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Robin R. Marks of Indianapolis, senior regulatory specialist at LBR Regulatory & Clinical Consulting Services, Inc., will continue to serve on the board. Her new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Suellyn J. Sorensen of Indianapolis, director of clinical pharmacy services for St. Vincent Hospitals and Health System, will continue to serve on the board. Her new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Patricia D. Spence of Indianapolis, vice president of HNTB Corporation, will continue to serve on the board. Her new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Blake Dye of Fishers, president of St. Vincent Heart Center, will continue to serve on the board. His new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.

Indiana Arts Commission

The governor made two new appointments to the Indiana Arts Commission.

  • Anne Penny Valentine of Carmel, vice president of student experience and customer service at Ivy Tech, will join the commission. Her term expires June 30, 2021.
  • Laurie McRobbie of Bloomington, First Lady of Indiana University, will join the commission. Her term expires June 30, 2021.

The governor also made three reappointments to commission.

  • Allen C. Platt, III of Floyds Knobs, general counsel for Samtec, Inc., will continue to serve on the commission. His term expires June 30, 2021.
  • Linda Levell of Vincennes, a longtime educator, will continue to serve on the commission. Her term expires June 30, 2021.
  • Jennifer Perry of Terre Haute, principal of Marketability, will continue to serve on the commission. Her term expires June 30, 2021.

Indiana Real Estate Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the Real Estate Commission:

  • John "Jack" McCombs of Hamilton, with Mike Thomas Realtors, will join the commission. His term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • The governor made six reappointments to the commission:
  • Paul Boyter of Chesterton, with McColly Real Estate, will continue his service on the commission. His new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Suzan M. Cox of South Bend, with Cressy & Everett Real Estate, will continue her service on the commission. Her new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Charles W. Shook of West Lafayette, with Coldwell Banker Shook, will continue his service on the commission. His new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Norman E. McClain of Indianapolis, with Century 21 Scheetz, will continue his service on the commission. His new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • John Briscoe of Evansville, with F.C. Tucker Emge, will continue his service on the commission. His new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.
  • Pamela Lumley of Sellersburg, with RE/MAX, will continue her service on the commission. Her new term begins August 1, 2017 and expires July 31, 2021.

Bicycle Trails Task Force

The governor made several appointments to the Bicycle Trails Task Force, which was created by the General Assembly this year to propose steps to connect existing bicycle trails throughout Indiana and increase bicycle safety. The following members will serve at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Rep. Wes Culver, District 49, will join the task force.
  • Mitch Barloga of Crown Point, transportation manager for the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission, will join the task force.
  • Kyle Hannon of Elkhart, president and CEO of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, will join the task force.
  • Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe of Kendallville will join the task force.
  • Bruce Kimball of Carmel, representing the Central District of Carmel on the Carmel City Council, will join the task force.
  • Dean Peterson of Indianapolis, head cycling coach of Marian University, will join the task force.
  • Vincent Griffin of Indianapolis, recently retired from the Indiana Chamber, will join the task force.
  • Paul Grayson, executive vice president of the Indianapolis Zoo, will join the task force.
  • Jeffrey Smallwood of Avon, retired from Eli Lilly & Company, will join the task force.
  • Andrew Forrester of Madison, director of community relations for the City of Madison, will join the task force.
  • Justin Schneider of Columbus, director of state government relations at Indiana Farm Bureau, will join the task force.
  • Kara Kish of Terre Haute, superintendent of the Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department, will join the task force

Additionally, the Governor appointed Dr. Jerome Adams and Joe McGuinness, in their roles as State Health Commissioner and Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, to join the task force or to designate members of their departments to serve, as well as Rebecca Holwerda to serve as the Governor's designee.

Indiana State Coroners Training Board

The governor made one new appointment to the Coroners Training Board.

  • Philip S. Zahm of Huntington, Huntington County Coroner, will join the Board. He serves at the pleasure of the governor.


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