David Adams is the new commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his selection Friday.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to connect and convene Indiana’s talent pool with the resources the state has built to skill-up workers, matching them with the best in-demand careers that they are suited for,” said Adams in a statement provided by the governor’s office.
He previously worked in Indiana government as the executive director of the Indiana Public Retirement System from 2005 to 2007.
Adams fills the vacancy left by former Commissioner Fred Payne. Payne left the department on July 8 to serve as the president and CEO of the United Way of Central Indiana.
Adams starts on Sept. 19.