Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today named James Huston as Commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). Huston will fill the current vacancy on the IURC created by the resignation of Commissioner Jim Atterholt, who now serves as the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Effective immediately, Huston will serve the remainder of Atterholt’s term, which expires on March 31, 2017.
“With a lifetime of public service, James Huston’s commitment to Indiana is unmatched,” said Pence. “His proven leadership and unique background will go far as he continues his service to Hoosiers as Commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.”
Huston currently serves as Chief of Staff at the Indiana State Department of Health. From 2011 to early 2013, he served as Executive Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Huston has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his more than 30-year career at both the federal and state level, including time spent as assistant deputy treasurer for the State in 1989 and Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles from late 1986 to 1987. He is a 1987 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award and a member of Brownsburg Kiwanis. Huston earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University.
For additional information about Huston see http://www.in.gov/isdh/25125.htm.