IURC Chairman Named Pence’s New Chief Of Staff
May 14, 2014 — TheStatehouseFile.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence appointed Jim Atterholt as his Chief of Staff today.
Atterholt, who served two terms as a state representative and led two state agencies, will begin work Monday.
“Jim Atterholt’s experience in state government and in the Indiana General Assembly, along with his reputation for integrity make him uniquely qualified to serve as my Chief of Staff,” Pence said in a statement. “We look forward to having him join our team, and know he will serve the people of Indiana well.”
Atterholt currently chairs the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). He was appointed to the IURC by former governor Mitch Daniels in June 2009, and was named chairman in October 2010. Prior to joining the Commission, he was the State Insurance Commissioner for more than four years, and also served as a member of Gov. Daniel’s Cabinet.
He also served two terms as a state representative from 1998 to 2002, and was a member of the House Commerce, Economic Development and Technology Committee.
“It has been a blessing to observe the positive tone Governor Pence and his team have set for Indiana and their commitment to servant leadership,” Atterholt said in a press release. “The Governor has a heart for all Hoosiers and a well-deserved reputation for showing kindness to even those who may disagree. I am honored to serve in this new role.”