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New Workforce Development boss named

Statement issued Tuesday:

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2012) – Governor Mitch Daniels today named Scott Sanders as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). He will replace Mark W. Everson, who is leaving state government to accept a position in the private sector.

Sanders is DWD deputy commissioner for systems information and analysis, a position he has had since July 2010. He was the agency’s chief financial officer from November 2006 to July 2010. He also served as the chief financial officer of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles from 2005 to 2006.

Before joining state government, Sanders was with First Commonwealth, Inc, serving as chief financial officer from 2000 to 2002 and president from 2003 to 2004. After First Commonwealth was purchased by Guardian Life Insurance of Chicago, Sanders remained as second vice president. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University and his master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Everson joined the administration in January 2009 as the commissioner of the Department of Administration and moved to DWD in June 2010. At the Department of Administration, he oversaw the state’s participation in the successful 2010 census and at DWD, he led agency efforts to bring solvency to the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund. He was the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from 2003 through 2007. Everson’s new role will be vice chairman of Houston-based alliantgroup, LP, which provides specialty tax services for small and mid-sized businesses.

The transition will occur on May 1.

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