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Holcomb announces latest state board appointments

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Eric Holcomb
Eric Holcomb is the 51st governor of the state of Indiana.

The office of Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the following appointments made by the governor to various state boards and commissions.

Civil Rights Commission

Two reappointments; terms end June 30, 2026:

  • Alpha Blackburn (Indianapolis), president of Alpha Designs
  • Steven Ramos (Fishers), CEO/President LeafSpring School

One new appointment; term ends June 30, 2026:

  • Rabbi Sue Silberberg (Bloomington), executive director of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University

Drainage Task Force

Seven appointments; terms end Dec. 31, 2023

  • Hon. Bill Emerson (Crown Point), Lake County Surveyor
  • Hon. Jarrod Hahn (Keystone), Wells County Surveyor
  • Jeff Healy (Plainfield), vice president of Banning Engineering
  • Dave Knipe (Greenwood), director of the Division of Water for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Martha Clark Mettler (Indianapolis), assistant commissioner with the Office of Water Quality for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • James Ramsey (Arlington), operations manager of Ramsey Farms Ag Enterprises
  • Steve Slonaker (Centerville), appraiser and farm manager with Slonaker Farm Management

Geological & Water Survey Advisory Council

Two new appointments; terms end June 30, 2026

  • Robert Duncan (Indianapolis), principal geologist at ATC Group Services LLC
  • William Karban (South Bend), senior geologist with EnviroSolutions, Inc.

Indiana Parole Board

One new appointment; term ends June 30, 2026

  • Tracy Berry (Greenwood), SOMM program director with the Indiana Department of Correction

Indiana Semiquincentennial Commission

Ten appointments; terms at leisure of governor

  • Charlotte Blair (Columbia City), representing the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Jody Blankenship (Indianapolis), representing the Indiana Historical Society
  • Sheila Corcoran (Indianapolis), representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Indiana
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) Stewart Goodwin (Indianapolis), representing the Indiana War Memorials
  • Bruce Kolb (Fishers), representing Civil War reenactors
  • Bernard Olsen (Indianapolis), representing the American Legion, Department of Indiana
  • Danielle Shockey (Carmel), representing the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Robert Sloman (Nashville), representing American Revolutionary War reenactors
  • Dr. Thomas Whiteman (Muncie), representing the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • Joseph Wiltrout (Noblesville), representing the Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Indiana State Board of Education

One reappointment; term ends June 30, 2026

  • BJ Watts (Evansville), executive director of the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation

One new appointment; term ends June 30, 2026

  • Iris Hammel (South Bend), senior vice president of the Garatoni Family Office


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