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Chairman Jim Huston
Appointed: Sept. 3, 2014, by Governor Pence
Term Expires: March 31, 2021
Chairman Jim Huston was appointed by Governor Mike Pence on Sept. 3, 2014, and reappointed by Governor Eric Holcomb on March 31, 2017. He was named Chairman of the Commission by Governor Holcomb in March 2018.
Chairman Huston serves as a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) representative on the Gas Technology Institute’s Public Interest Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining the Commission, Jim served the Pence administration as Chief of Staff at the Indiana State Department of Health. During Governor Mitch Daniels' administration he served as Executive Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (2011-2013).
Jim has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his more than 30-year career at both the federal and state level, including service as Assistant Deputy Treasurer for the state of Indiana in 1989 and as Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles from late 1986 to 1987. Jim was Governor Orr's traveling and aide and scheduler from 1983 to 1987. At the federal level, Jim served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman David McIntosh (1995-2001), District Director to Congressman Steve Buyer (2003-2011), and as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Todd Rokita (2011).
Jim has both a B.S. and an M.A. from Ball State University. He also is a 1987 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award and is a member of Brownsburg Kiwanis. Jim and his wife Christy have been married 31 years and are the proud parents of four boys, John (married to Lauren), 2nd Lt. Luke, David, and Joseph. The Hustons reside in Brownsburg and are members of Calvary United Methodist Church.