INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb today announced that he has selected David Redden as the new commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor.
“David brings a great deal of experience in managing workers and workplaces across Indiana,” said Holcomb. “He will continue the steady leadership of the Department of Labor in its work to enforce the laws around workplace safety, wage and youth employment.”
Redden has decades of experience overseeing human resources and overall management of convenience stores and supermarkets. From 1996 to 2015, he was the senior vice president of human resources for Marsh Supermarkets in Indianapolis. Before that, he held roles including general manager, vice president of warehousing and transportation and vice president of personnel at Marsh. He has also served as the president of Village Pantries.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in management science from Ball State University.
The Department of Labor works to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace by providing workplace safety and health consultations, conducting workplace inspections, enforcing wage and hour laws and monitoring and enforcing youth employment laws.
Redden replaces Joe Hoage, who was named commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Redden begins his tenure as commissioner on July 25.