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Gov. Holcomb appoints Elise Nieshalla as the new State Comptroller

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INDIANAPOLIS-Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that he has selected Elise Nieshalla as the next State Comptroller. Nieshalla will replace State Comptroller Tera Klutz whose resignation is effective Nov. 30.

“Elise is a dedicated and proven public servant who has committed much of her professional life to bettering her community through service,” Gov. Holcomb said. “She has shared her financial expertise to help steer and shape the bright future of Boone County which gives me great confidence she’ll do the same serving Hoosiers as our next State Comptroller.”

Elise Nieshalla serves as the president of the Indiana County Councils Association (ICCA), president of the Boone County Council and is the chairwoman of the Association of Indiana Counties’ 2023 Legislative Committee.

In her role as president of ICCA, Nieshalla works closely with state legislators to address tax and fiscal concerns for county and local government. She also leads the association’s partnerships with the state’s financial agencies to offer members training and resources to support best practices in local finance and budgeting.

As the president of the Boone County Council, Nieshalla assists in managing and appropriating a $51 million budget, reviewing revenue projections and planning for the county’s financial future.

"My appreciation runs deep for the strong financial standing of our state and the integrity in which the State Comptroller's Office is run,” Nieshalla said. “It is truly my privilege to receive Governor Holcomb's appointment to serve our great state and local units of government by upholding the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and offering tremendous Hoosier service."

Nieshalla was one of the founding members of the Hoosier Leadership Series and was tasked with overseeing education and tax policy for the program. She is a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and was named 2018 Indiana County Councilor of the Year.

Nieshalla earned her bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. Nieshalla and her husband Chris, reside in Zionsville where they raised their four children.

 Elise Nieshalla will be sworn in Dec. 1, 2023.

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