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Gov. Holcomb appoints new commissioner of the Department of Local Government Finance

He will begin his new role June 26th


INDIANAPOLIS-Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that Daniel Shackle will serve as the new commissioner of the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). Shackle will replace Wesley R. Bennett who was named to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

“During his time in state government, Dan has proven his commitment to improving the customer experience for Hoosiers through collaboration, purposeful leadership and effective public policy,” Gov. Holcomb said. “He understands that local communities and their citizens are best served through respectful relationships and clear communication.”

Most recently Shackle served as the chief legal officer for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) where he was responsible for leading the legal operations of the agency including providing legal advice to the Commissioner and the BMV’s lines of business, administrative adjudication, contract drafting, public records, management of litigation matters and administrative rule making. Shackle also led the Fraud and Security Enforcement Division of the BMV and oversaw public policy and legislative efforts.

Before his role with BMV, Shackle served DLGF as the chief of staff and general counsel. He oversaw day-to-day operations, created policies and procedures in partnership with the commissioner and managed the department’s annual budget. During his time with DLGF, he developed and implemented the Business Personal Property Online Tax Filing System.

“I am honored to serve Governor Holcomb and return to lead the DLGF team,” Shackle said. “I look forward to continuing the success the department realized under Commissioner Bennett and engaging with local governments across the state. Much like the BMV, DLGF and its dedicated employees provide a valuable service to Hoosiers. I am eager to get started.”

Shackle earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Shackle will begin his new role June 26. Click HERE for a headshot.

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