Yesterday, Governor Mike Pence announced that Carol Comer will serve as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), effective August 28, 2015. She is currently the Chief of Staff to the current IDEM Commissioner Tom Easterly, who announced earlier this summer that he would retire.

Before becoming Chief of Staff, she served at IDEM as General Counsel, where she oversaw approximately thirty attorneys and support staff. Previously, she served as a senior administrative law judge for the Indiana Board of Tax Review and as an Administrative Law Judge with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

In addition to appointing Comer, Governor Pence also announced that Bruno Pigott will serve as IDEM’s new Chief of Staff. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Water Quality, where he has served since 2005. Previously, Pigott served as Chief of the Permits Branch and as Chief of the Compliance Branch in the Office of Water Quality.