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.