NASCA Announces Holwerda as an Alternate on its Executive Committee

Friday, November 19, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky – The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) announced the election of Rebecca Holwerda as an Alternate on its Executive Committee.

Commissioner Holwerda will serve the association well in this role, as she has been actively involved with NASCA since her appointment by Governor Holcomb earlier this year.

 “I am delighted to have been chosen by the National Association of State Chief Administrators to serve on the executive committee,” Holwerda said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues throughout the country to provide support, share best practices, and offer a collaborative environment to tackle public sector challenges.”

Holwerda serves as the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration. In this role, she is responsible for a 200+ employee organization that manages various statewide functions including procurement, public works, facilities management, fleet services, real estate, state surplus and supplier diversity.

Previously, Holwerda served five years as the senior policy and operations director overseeing the economic development and regulatory portfolio for the state of Indiana. Prior to that role, she was the regional director for U.S. Senator Dan Coats serving 22 counties in northwest Indiana.

Before entering public service, Holwerda worked in senior healthcare and as the international network director for a non-for-profit that focused on humanitarian work in third-world countries. She earned a doctorate in education from Creighton University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado, and her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Oral Roberts University.

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