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Commissioner Chris Atkins joined the department in October 2016.
Before joining the department, Atkins was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mainstreet, a national company specializing in real estate development, value investments and health care. Prior to being named CIO, Atkins was Mainstreet’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Analytics. In addition, Atkins served as director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from January 2013 to June 2015; senior policy director for Mike Pence for Indiana from July 2011 to January 2013, and general counsel and policy director of OMB from November 2007 to July 2011. Atkins also served as senior tax counsel and director of state fiscal projects for the Tax Foundation and director of tax and fiscal policy for the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Atkins earned his B.A. from Wabash College, his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and his Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is a native Hoosier who resides with his wife, daughter, and two sons.