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Indiana Education Employment Relations Board

Indiana Education Employment Relations Board

IEERB > About IEERB > Board Board

Board Members

Chair, Jane Ann Himsel

Jane Ann Himsel was appointed to the Board by Governor Mike Pence in 2014.  She is an attorney and was formerly a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson, PC. Employers. An array of industries rely on her for employment-related legal advice, counsel, and employee training. She represents management in employment litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, and she regularly appears before local and state civil rights commissions and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  She grew up in Evansville where both of her parents taught in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation.  She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Board Member, Dennis Brooks, Ed.D.

Dennis Brooks has served Indiana public school children for twenty-five years as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, special education director, public school superintendent, and senior advisor to Indiana State School Superintendent, Dr. Tony Bennett.  Dennis earned his B.S. from Wright State University, M.S. and Ed.S. from Indiana State University, and doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Board Member, Richard Hogue, Ed.D.

Richard B. Hogue was appointed to the Board by Governor Pence in 2015.  He has served Indiana's children as a teacher and school administrator for more than thirty years.  After twenty-six years as a high school principal and assistant superintendent for operations and human resources, he retired from Hamilton Southeastern Schools in 2009.  From 2009 through 2012, he continued to serve Indiana as an Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Currently, he works with the Indiana State Police Department as the liaison for the School Safety Initiative established by Governor Pence and Superintendent of State Police Doug Carter.  Dr. Hogue received his B.S. from the University of Indianapolis and his M.S., Education Specialist and Doctoral degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Board Member, Mark Keen, Ed.D. 

Mark F. Keen was appointed to the IEERB Board by Senator Long in 2016. He retired as the superintendent in Westfield Washington after serving in that position for over 19 years.  Prior to that, he was an elementary teacher, elementary principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in the St. Charles City School district in Missouri.  He has a B.A. from Westminster College, an M. Ed. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an Ed. D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He is presently a special advisor to the state of Indiana and also serves on the City Council in Westfield.

Board Member, Neil Pickett