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Recent boards and commissions appointments
Veterans’ Affairs Commission

Veterans’ Affairs Commission

The Veterans’ Affairs Commission advises the veterans' state service officer in problems concerning the welfare of veterans. It also determines the general administrative policies within the department.


  • James E. Koutz, Boonville
  • Calbert “Cal” Cree, West Lafayette
  • Loran Rutledge, Crawfordsville
  • David Havely, Greenwood


Terms are concurrent with term of the sitting governor


The Kids First Trust Fund Board of Trustees

The Kids First Trust Fund Board of Trustees approves spending for abuse and neglect prevention programs and infant health projects using money raised by Kids First license plates (along with donations and appropriations to the fund). The board is composed of 10 members, four of whom are appointed by the governor.


  • Ken Giffen, Indianapolis
  • Patti Wolter, Crown Point
  • Dr. Duane Hougendobler, Huntington
  • Dr. Becky Allmon, Bedford


Terms expire July 1, 2007


State Armory Board

The State Armory Board has the responsibility to provide, manage, and care for the state’s National Guard armories.



  • MG (Ret.) Robert Moorhead, Indianapolis
  • BG (Ret.) Ronald Henry, Knightstown
  • COL (Ret.) Noble Beck, Indianapolis
  • MSG (Ret.) Donivan Mahuron, Salem

New appointment

  • COL (Ret.) Ronald Runyon, Greenwood


All terms expire April 5, 2009


Insurance Producer Continuing Education Advisory Council

The Insurance Producer Continuing Education Advisory Council consists of the insurance commissioner and 12 members appointed by the Governor. The Council’s duty is to review and make recommendations to the commissioner with respect to proposed rules regarding continuing education as well as course materials, curriculum, and credentials of instructors of each pre-licensing course of study for which certification by the commissioner is sought.


  • Robert E. Blough, Greenwood


Term expires April 18, 2008


Retirement Home Guaranty Fund Board of Directors

The fund provides protection of the contractual rights of those under continuing care contracts in retirement homes in the event of insolvency of that continuing care provider.


  • Elizabeth DeVoe, Muncie
  • Robert Johnson, Indianapolis
  • Dr. William Murphy, Franklin
  • Christopher Downey, Kokomo
  • Mike Erler, Fort Wayne


Terms expire March 31, 2007


Housing and Community Development Authority

Through homeownership, rental housing and community development programs, the authority administers financial vehicles and incentives to create affordable housing for rent or purchase as well as supportive facilities. The authority was previously named the Indiana Housing Finance Authority but was changed in accordance with Senate Enrolled Act 578.


  • Patricia “Pat” Gamble-Moore, Indianapolis
  • David Miller, Mitchell


Terms end July 1, 2006


  • Lula “Lu” Porter, Evansville


Term ends July 1, 2005


Indiana Finance Authority

Helps Indiana businesses and communities grow through the implementation of financing tools. The IFA takes over all or portions of the responsibilities of the State Office Building Commission, Transportation Finance Authority, Development Finance Authority, Recreational Development Authority and the State Revolving Fund as required by Senate Enrolled Act 578.


  • Mark Ryan, Indianapolis
  • Bob Jones, Evansville
  • Bud Melton, Indianapolis


Terms end May 15, 2009


Teachers Retirement Fund
Manages the fund in accordance with fiduciary standards, provides benefits, and delivers services to members.


  • Don Bennett, Indianapolis, term ends July 31, 2005.
  • Karen Davis, Princeton, term ends August 1, 2008.
  • Cari Whicker, Uniondale, term ends October 22, 2006.
  • Tim Walsh, Crown Point, term ends August 1, 2007.



Minority and Women Business Development Commission

Identify minority and women's business enterprises in the state and assess their needs as well as initiate aggressive programs to assist them in obtaining state contracts.


  • Angela C. Faulkner, Mishawaka


Term ends February 1, 2007

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