Gov. Holcomb appoints new agency leaders

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced he has selected Joe Hoage to serve as the commissioner at the Indiana Department of Labor and Josh Martin to serve as chief data officer at the state’s Management Performance Hub.

“Joe and Josh are both dedicated servants who use their expertise to provide Hoosiers with great government service,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Joe uses his legal savvy to create common sense solutions, and Josh leverages data to address complex problems and improve the lives of Hoosiers. I’m excited to have both of these leaders at the helm.” 

Hoage has served as the general counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles since 2017. Prior to joining the BMV, Hoage was general counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He has also served as the state’s public access counselor, worked as an attorney with the Indiana Gaming Commission, and as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County.

Hoage earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006 and his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1997. 

Martin is currently the interim chief data officer at the Indiana Management Performance Hub and has served as the agency’s chief of staff since 2015. Prior to joining the agency, Martin served as the program director of government efficiency and financial planning at the state Office of Management and Budget.

Martin earned his master’s in public affairs from Indiana University Bloomington in 2011 and his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2009.

Hoage will begin his new position on July 13. Martin’s promotion is effective immediately.

Headshots are available upon request.