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Commissioner of Labor
Sean M. Keefer was appointed as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor by Governor Michael R. Pence on Monday, January 14, 2013.
Mr. Keefer graduated from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economics. Mr. Keefer earned his Master of Arts degree in Western European Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. Moreover, he completed graduate work in international public policy and development at Georgetown University where the course work sent him to Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years which enabled him to become fluent in Spanish. Mr. Keefer is also a Six Sigma Green Belt. Click here for full bio.
Deputy Commissioner of Labor-Wage and Hour
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Rick Ruble is Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel with the Indiana Department of Labor.
This is Rick’s second time working for the Department of Labor. He was with the Research and Statistics division for ten years before attending law school. After law school, Rick was in private law practice before returning to his present role with Department of Labor in February 2007.
Rick is a graduate of Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Law.
Deputy Commissioner of Labor-IOSHA
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Tim Maley serves at the Deputy Commissioner of Labor for the State of Indiana, managing both Indiana OSHA construction and general industry compliance divisions, and the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program.
Prior to work with the Department of Labor, Tim was employed with Eli Lilly for 30 years, spending most of his time in safety management. While at Lilly, Tim led the Lilly Technology Center (a large multi business drug development and manufacturing site) to OSHA’s VPP Merit certification, VPP Star Certification and VPP Star recertification. During this time, the company experienced significant accident reduction. Tim also served on the VPPPA Region 5 Board of Directors for 5 years both as a Director-at-Large and Vice Chairperson.
After employment with Lilly, Tim worked as a Senior Safety Consultant with Advanced Worksite Solutions. In this role, he partnered with businesses to provide injury reduction management systems and solutions.
Tim is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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Michelle Ellison is Assistant Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Labor. Her responsibilities include managing a staff of occupational safety and health professionals and promoting employer participation in voluntary compliance programs such as onsite consultation, training and certification in the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP). Ms. Ellison oversees the Indiana Department of Labor’s partnerships and alliances as well. Additionally, Ms. Ellison also serves as the OSHA Region V Representative on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Board. Ms. Ellison is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with concentrations in Marketing and Management.
Assistant Commissioner-Bureau of Mines
Donald “Blink” McCorkle serves as the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Mines located in the field office at Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana. Blink has been employed in the mining industry since 1972.
He is certified by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration as an underground, surface, and mine rescue instructor.
Blink is a United States Army Veteran and holds an Associate’s Degree in Mining Technology from Rend Lake College, Ina, Illinois. He also has mine foreman certifications from Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.
Controller and Chief Financial Officer
Babu has served in many capacities within the Indiana Department of Labor, before becoming the Controller and Chief Financial Officer, he was the Lead Auditor and Field Auditor in the Wage and Hour division. Prior to his responsibilities with the Department of Labor, he worked as a Senior Reconciler for Bank One Services Corporation and Manager/Auditor for the Indian Overseas Bank in Chennai, India. Babu holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Distribution from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Institute of Delhi, India and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Kerala, India. Babu was a recipient of the Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award in 2006.