Veteran analyst to take over nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency

Staff report

INDIANAPOLIS – A veteran of the nonprofit Legislative Services Agency will take over the department’s leadership and oversee 80 staffers that provide legal services, fiscal analysis and other services to lawmakers.

The new LSA executive director, George Angelone, will report directly to House and Senate leaders. He will take over for Jack Ross, who announced his retirement after leading the agency for five years, on Nov. 7.

Angelone has worked for the Legislative Services Agency for 22 years, most recently serving as the deputy director for bill drafting and research. He holds a law degree and masters in business administration, both from Indiana University. He is also a certified public accountant.

House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, an Indianapolis Republican and chairman of the Legislative Council, said Angelone “has an excellent understanding of the agency’s operations and extensive experience with managing complex legislative projects.”

“I have no doubt that he will be able to immediately offer the quality of service that the legislature expects,” Bosma said.

Bosma also announced Thursday that Diane Powers will serve as the deputy executive director of the Legislative Services Agency. Powers has worked for LSA for a dozen years, including a stint as director of fiscal and management analysis.

Leaders from the Republican and Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate reviewed applications for the posts and conducted first and second interviews. They made their selection after a 2-month search.

“The men and women who staff the Legislative Services Agency are the unsung heroes of the Indiana General Assembly, working long hours to provide the research needed to create the laws that are passed each session,” said House Democratic Leader Linda Lawson, D-Hammond. “George Angelone has been a critical part of LSA for many years, and that expertise leaves me thinking that the legislative process will be in good hands for many years to come.”

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