Jennifer Richardson was appointed Dec. 30 as 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,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb. “Under her leadership, Indiana will remain competitive as we develop reliable, affordable energy solutions for Hoosiers.”
Richardson has worked as the director of energy policy, renewables and resilience in the Indiana 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.
The state said Richardson’s work in developing energy and fuel policies for Indiana has brought together stakeholders and leveraged private sector resources, which have benefitted 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 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.