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Thomas, Yelton re-appointed

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ernest Yelton
CARMEL -- On Friday, Governor-elect Mike Pence announced additional appointments to his administration.

In addition, Pence announced re-appointments, including two Clay County residents.

David Thomas was re-appointed as Inspector General and Ernest Yelton was re-appointed as Indiana Gaming Commission Executive Director.

David Thomas
New appointments included State Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Brown, Indianapolis, being named Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As well, Scott B. Sanders will continue as Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development, overseeing training and employment programs for Hoosiers, unemployment insurance systems and regional economic growth initiatives for Indiana.

Jamal Smith will also serve as Executive Director of the Civil Rights Commission and Paul Baltzell will serve as the state's Chief Information Officer and Director of the Indiana Office of Technology.

Other re-appointments included Stephen Robertson (Commissioner, Department of Insurance), Matt Strittmatter (Superintendent of Indiana State Excise Police), Mary Davidson (Director and Chief Environmental Law Judge, Office of Environmental Adjudication), Aaron Raff (Chief Administrative Law Judge, State Employees Appeals Commission), Patrick Mapes (Chairman, Education Employment Relations Board) and Dave Stippler (Utility Consumer Counselor).

"I am honored to have the continued commitment of these public servants who have so steadfastly served the people of Indiana in recent years," Pence said. "We anticipate great success for the state under their guidance."

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