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6/7/2017 - Executive Director of Community and Rural Affairs Named - Click here to print this information

Lt. Governor Crouch Appoints Jodi Golden as Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs


Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced today that she has appointed Jodi Golden to serve as Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. OCRA works with local, state, and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for economic development.

Golden previously served as Executive Director of both the Illinois Capital Development Board and the Indiana Education Savings Authority. In addition, she served as Trustee of the Indiana Public Retirement System and as Deputy Finance Director of the Republican Party. She began her career in the Illinois General Assembly, first as a Policy Analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives and then Legislative Assistant for the Illinois Senate.

Jodis proven executive leadership and collaborative management style have been the keys to her success, said Lt. Governor Crouch. Her vast experience in management of taxpayer funds will be critical as we work with local communities to improve quality of place and take Indiana to the Next Level."

Considered a subject matter expert on public funds management, Jodi is enthusiastic to assume her new role. It is an exciting time for Indiana and I am looking forward to leading the outstanding team at OCRA as we work with communities to, as our vision states, build relevant and economically thriving places where people want to live, work, and grow.



A native of Danville, Illinois, Jodi Golden holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication: Public Relations, and a Masters of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale



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