For immediate release: Jun 09, 2011
Posted by: [GOV]
Contact: Jake Oakman
Phone: 317-232-1800

Daniels names new leaders for Indiana State Excise Police and Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2011) - Governor Mitch Daniels announced today that Matt Strittmatter will become the new superintendent of the Indiana State Excise Police and named James Huston the new executive director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives.

 

Strittmatter retired as a sergeant after 22 years with the Indiana State Police. He served two terms as Wayne County Sheriff and was president of the Indiana Sheriff's Association in 2008. Strittmatter is the chairman of the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and also serves on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Board of Trustees. He is a lifelong resident of Wayne County.

 

Strittmatter replaces Alex Huskey who was named new chairman of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission last month. The appointment is effective June 29.

 

Huston, of Brownsburg, has served since 2003 as district director of the 4thCongressional District under Representatives Buyer and Rokita. Prior to that, he was business development director for 51 Media, a political media firm, and deputy chief of staff to Congressman David McIntosh. Huston worked as an assistant and scheduler in the office of Governor Robert D. Orr. Huston earned his bachelor's degree from Ball State University.

 

Huston will replace Ike Randolph, who had been director since 2008. The appointment is effective June 20.

 

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