Gov. Holcomb names Richardson as Executive Director of Indiana Office of Energy Development

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced he has selected Jennifer Richardson to serve as the executive director of the Indiana Office of Energy Development.

“Jennifer brings the vision, collaboration, and experience that Indiana needs as it navigates the changing and evolving energy landscape across the nation,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Under her leadership, Indiana will remain competitive as we develop reliable, affordable energy solutions for Hoosiers.”

Jennifer Richardson

Richardson has worked as the director of energy policy, renewables and resilience in the Office of Energy Development since 2018, where she has overseen the development of sustainable programs with utility, private-sector and non-profit partners and served as a federal and state advisor on strategic and technical expertise on key energy policy.

Her work developing energy and fuel policies for the state has brought together stakeholders and leveraged private sector resources that help Indiana’s economy.

Previously, Richardson worked as a regional manager for state regulatory affairs and policy for Midcontinent Independent System Operator. She also worked for several years for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and had a 10-year career at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, including working as the director of federal and legislative policy.

The Indiana Office of Energy Development focuses on the development and implementation of comprehensive energy planning for the state that utilizes all of Indiana’s energy resources and supports a strong, dynamic, and growing economy and affordable energy for Hoosiers.

Richardson’s new position was effective Dec. 30.