Southern Indiana Alumnus Named by Governor as Executive Director of Indiana Office of Energy Department

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has named Ryan E. Hadley (Zeta Omicron–Southern Indiana ’11) as the new executive director for the Indiana Office of Energy Development.

“Ryan Hadley is committed to finding affordable and stable energy for all Hoosiers,” Governor Holcomb said. “He is driven to continuously improve our state’s energy economy by finding reliable and innovative solutions.”According to the governor’s office, the Office of  Energy Development focuses on the development and implementation of comprehensive energy planning that utilizes Indiana’s energy resources and supports a growing economy.“I want to thank Governor Holcomb for the opportunity to serve in this role,” Ryan said. “I look forward to helping Indiana navigate the changing and evolving energy landscape and continue Indiana’s strong legacy of safe, reliable, and affordable energy services that are essential for Hoosiers.”

Ryan has previously served as executive director of external affairs for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. In that role, Ryan oversaw the agency’s legislative, media, and stakeholder management strategies, as well as the consumer affairs division. Prior to that position, he worked as the deputy director of legislative and external affairs for the agency.

As an undergraduate, Ryan served his chapter as Number I and Number III.