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For Immediate Release: Nov 10, 2005
Massa to become general counsel to Governor Daniels

INDIANAPOLIS (November 10, 2005) ? Governor Mitch Daniels announced today that federal prosecutor Mark Massa will become his general counsel on January 1, replacing Steve Schultz, who will return to Columbus-based Irwin Financial Corporation as general counsel.

?Steve has four young daughters who haven?t seen much of their dad as he is committed to this job. As someone who has been in that position, I understand and support his decision. I?m grateful for the outstanding work he has done in helping get the course changed and reform rolling in our state,? said Daniels.

Massa, 44, has been a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney?s Office for Southern Indiana for three years, assigned to the counter-terrorism and white collar fraud units. Previously, he was an aide and speechwriter for the late Governor Robert Orr, law clerk for Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, Marion County deputy prosecutor under Stephen Goldsmith and Jeffrey Modisett, and for 8 years, was chief counsel to Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman. Massa is a graduate of Indiana University and the IU School of Law-Indianapolis.

Schultz, a Columbus resident, was vice president and legal counsel for Irwin Financial from January 2002 to September 2004 when he was named general counsel for the company. He will return to that position in January, where he will have responsibility for the company?s legal, corporate governance and public affairs functions. Irwin Financial is a publicly traded financial services company headquartered in Columbus.