Gov. Eric Holcomb today announced Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) Commissioner Lesley Crane is stepping away to focus her efforts in the private sector.

Crane was appointed IDOA commissioner by Gov. Holcomb in 2018. During her time as commissioner, the IDOA increased minority-,women- and veteran-owned business participation, modernized the procurement process and maintained the lowest number of fleets for state government. Under her leadership IDOA managed several large capital projects, including the Indiana Veteran’s Center and the NeuroDiagnostic Institute.

“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the IDOA team these past three years,” Crane said. “The wonderful team at IDOA has been a joy to serve with each day. I have learned so much, not only about myself and state government, but about how we can support the evolving diversity, equity and inclusion movement through the supplier diversity lens. I’m looking forward doing that in a big way in the next chapter.”

“As commissioner, Lesley has been dedicated to delivering gold standard service while maintaining her fiscal responsibility to the taxpayer,” said Gov. Holcomb. “While at IDOA, she has become an advocate for businesses owned by minority, women and veterans in the state’s procurement and contracting process to create equal opportunity for all. I appreciate her commitment to good government service and serving all Hoosiers.”

Her last day is August 13.