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City names new controller, communications director

 IBJ Staff
November 8, 2010
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Jeff Spalding, a former financial administrator at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, has been named controller for the city of Indianapolis, the city announced Monday afternoon.

The city also appointed Marc Lotter, former communications director for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Republican Party, as new communications director for the mayor’s office.

Spalding, who will start with the city Nov. 22, previously served as senior fiscal analyst in the Indiana House of Representatives and as chief of the Division of Policy and Budget with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

He succeeds city controller David Reynolds, who started with the city when Mayor Greg Ballard took office in January 2008 and accepted a job as senior fiscal analyst for the Indiana Senate’s Republican majority caucus in September.

Lotter, who starts Nov. 30, succeeds Robert Vane, who is leaving to start his own firm specializing in crisis and strategic communications.

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  • Hmmmm
    Frank maybe you should go back to flying in airplanes for free and stay out of politics. The people who do the work are long time civil servants.
  • 180 Hitters
    Only people that are 180 hitters work for Ballard and his inept and incompetent Extortion program run out of the 25th Floor.

    Pretty soon we will get one of Durham, Vaughn or Brizzy's buddies....

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