Joe Hoage is the new commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor.
“Joe uses his legal savvy to create common sense solutions,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Hoage has served as the general counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles since 2017. Prior to joining the BMV, Hoage was general counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Hoage also served as the state’s public access counselor, worked as an attorney with the Indiana Gaming Commission, and as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County.
Hoage earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006 and his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1997.
Holcomb also appointed Josh Martin chief data officer at the Indiana Management Performance Hub.
Martin is currently the interim chief data officer at the hub and has served as the agency’s chief of staff since 2015. Prior to joining the agency, Martin served as the program director of government efficiency and financial planning at the state Office of Management and Budget.
Martin earned a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University Bloomington in 2011 and his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2009.
Hoage begins his new position July 13. Martin’s promotion is effective immediately.
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