State Personnel Department Director Departing for Federal Highway Administration Appointment

INDIANAPOLIS (July 19, 2017) – Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) Director Brandye Hendrickson will leave her post to serve as deputy administrator with the Federal Highway Administration. Hendrickson’s last day with the State of Indiana will be Friday, July 21.

“Over nearly 20 years, Brandye has been a dedicated public servant and an exceptional leader for both the Indiana Department of Transportation and the State Personnel Department,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “Indiana’s loss is our nation’s gain, and it’s a testament to the quality of our state’s leaders that President Trump continues to pool his talent from the Hoosier state.”

The governor appointed Hendrickson as INSPD Director in January. Prior to that, Hendrickson worked at the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) in various roles since 2006—including INDOT commissioner from 2015 to 2017.

“I am thankful for the many career opportunities that the State of Indiana has provided,” said Hendrickson. “After 18 years of innovative projects, collaborative teamwork and countless friendships, I am sad to leave behind a great workforce but excited to continue serving the public in other capacities.”

Hendrickson served as a deputy commissioner at INDOT from 2007 to 2015, overseeing the agency’s Greenfield District Operations. From 2006 to 2007, she was deputy commissioner for human resources within INDOT. Additionally, she spent six years as human resources director for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Current INSPD Deputy Director of Talent Management Britni Saunders will serve as interim director of INSPD. The governor will appoint a new INSPD director in the coming weeks.

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