Former Daniels chief to serve same role for Holcomb

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb added Earl Goode to his future administration Monday.

Goode, who is currently the co-chair of Holcomb’s transition team, will serve as his chief of staff come Jan. 9. Goode served as Mitch Daniels’ chief of staff for over six years. He was also president for several GTE Telephone Co. affiliates.

“Earl’s steady hand and voice of reason will be a valuable asset to me and our team as we work to take Indiana to the next level,” Holcomb said in a statement.

In addition, Holcomb announced a group who will review state agencies and give recommendations to those on the transition board.

Agency Review Team Leaders

Steve Boyce, Director-External Affairs, AT&T; Former Chief of Staff, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman (Johnson County)

State Department of Agriculture, Office of Community & Rural Affairs, and Housing and Community Development Authority

Dave Frick, Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, WellPoint (Marion County)

Department of Child Services

David Holt, Vice President-Operations & Business Development, Conexus (Marion County)

Department of Transportation

Beverly Gard, Former Indiana State Senator (Hancock County)

Jeff Knight, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Old National Bancorp (Vanderburgh County)

Department Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources

Ryan Kitchell, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, IU Health; Former Director, Office of Management & Budget, State of Indiana (Marion County)

Family and Social Services Administration

Rob Carter, Executive Director of Risk Management & Security, Ivy Tech (Clay & Marion County)

Allison Karns, Public Safety Policy Director, Office of Governor Mike Pence (Marion County)

Public Safety

Michael Huber, President & CEO, Indy Chamber; Former Deputy Commissioner, Department of Administration, State of Indiana (Marion County)

Department of Administration, State Personnel Department and Office of Technology

Brian Burdick, Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg; Former Deputy Treasurer of State, State of Indiana (Marion County)

Office of Management & Budget, Indiana Finance Authority, Department of Revenue and Department of Workforce Development

Anne Valentine, Vice President, Student Experience & Customer Experience, Ivy Tech; Former Legislative Director, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, State of Indiana (Marion County)

Alfonso Vidal, President, Vidal Plastics (Vanderburgh County)

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Pete Miller, Former Indiana State Senator (Hendricks County)

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