Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Thursday announced 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.”
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.
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.
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.