Here are the latest batch of cabinet picks and reappointments by Governor-Elect Eric Holcomb.
Peter Lacy, Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner:
Peter Lacy currently serves as the Chief of Staff at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Previously, he worked in the private sector as the National Vice President of Operations at FinishMaster. Peter is involved in a number of charitable boards and commissions, most notably Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis and Junior Achievement of Greater Indianapolis.
Dewand Neely, Chief Information Officer at the Office of Technology:
Dewand joined the Indiana Office of Technology when it was established in 2005 and has served as the Chief Information Office since his appointment in 2015 by Governor Mike Pence. Before his appointment, he served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Department. Dewand also served as the Senior Systems Administrator at the Office of Technology and the Family Social Services Administration, and in the private sector as a Consultant at Haverstick Consulting and Brooksource. Dewand received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan.
Cam Clark, Director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
Cam Clark has served as the Director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources since his appointment by Governor Mike Pence in 2013. Previously, he served as the Chief Legal Counsel to the department. Cam was a practicing attorney for a number of years at the law firm Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn. Cam received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and attended law school at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Bill Fine, Office of Utilities Consumer Counselor:
Bill Fine served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2014-2016. He is an attorney and has owned his own practice since 1988. Having practiced law in Lake County since 1976, he is a Board Member of the Lake County Bar Association and previously served on the Lake County Board of Elections and Registrations. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University, received his law degree from the I.U. School of Law, and later earned a master’s degree from Purdue University.
Mary Davidsen, Director of the Office of Environmental Adjudication:
Mary Davidsen has served Indiana as the OEA’s Director and Chief Environmental Law Judge since 2003. She has served as special judge for the Indiana Ethics Commission and the Indiana Natural Resources Commission. Mary is a registered mediator and has mediated for other state agencies, including the Natural Resources Commission. She earned her J.D. from IU School of Law-Indianapolis, an M.B.A from University of Indianapolis, and a B.A. from Purdue University.
Tristan Vance, Director of the Department of Energy Development:
Tristan Vance has served as the Director of the Department of Energy Development since his appointment in 2012. Previously, he was the Government Efficiency and Financial Planning Program Director after serving as the Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor. Tristan has served on a number of boards including the National Association of State Energy Officials, the Energy Programs Consortium, the Indiana Society of Mines and Reclamation, and more. Tristan is a graduate of Hanover College.
Steve Braun, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development:
Steve Braun was appointed in 2014 to serve as Indiana’s Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development, which is tasked with building a highly skilled and educated Hoosier workforce that can compete in the global economy. Prior to leading DWD, Commissioner Braun served in the Indiana House of Representatives, while continuing to remain active as an entrepreneur in tech companies, real estate and agriculture. After receiving a business degree, he immediately went to work for Price Waterhouse. Shortly after, he started his own technology consulting business. Steve was born and raised in Southern Indiana and graduated from Harvard University.
Rick Ruble, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor:
Rick Ruble was appointed Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor in 2013. He had worked for Department of Labor once before in the agency’s Research and Statistics division for 10 years before attending law school. After law school, he was in private practice before returning to the Department of Labor in February 2007. Rick is a graduate of Indiana University and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
James Betley, Executive Director of the Indiana Charter School Board:
James Betley has served as Executive Director of the Indiana Charter School Board since his appointment in 2015 by Governor Mike Pence. James came to the Charter School Board after having spent the previous two years in various state level education roles including Deputy Director of Education Policy for Governor Mike Pence and General Counsel and Director of Policy at the Indiana State Board of Education. James is a graduate of Northwestern University and University of Michigan School of Law.