INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Tuesday, Aug. 15, named David Rosenberg, Indiana Economic Development Corp. chief operating officer and chief of staff, as the state’s secretary of commerce effective immediately. Ann Lathrop, IEDC’s chief strategy officer, will continue to lead the agency’s integrated business development strategy while assuming more of the agency’s strategy-focused responsibilities. Lathrop will join Rosenberg on Holcomb’s cabinet.
“David has been instrumental in guiding the IEDC team over the last two years, and I am confident in his ability to continue to lead the strong team and Indiana’s extraordinary economic momentum,” said Holcomb. “Under Ann’s leadership of the IEDC’s business development team, Indiana has pivoted its focus to attracting the economy of the future. I am thrilled to have both David and Ann join my cabinet, and I know their leadership will help solidify more wins that will provide opportunities to Hoosiers for decades to come.”
Rosenberg, who joined the Indiana Economic Development Corp. in August 2021, began his career as deputy chief of staff and director of enterprise development for former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. He also previously served as operations officer for Indianapolis Public Schools and vice president of operations for Market Street Group. As chief operating officer and chief of staff for the IEDC, Rosenberg oversaw the agency’s operations, cultural and young professional development team, as well as several strategic IEDC initiatives, including the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative and the LEAP Innovation and Research District in Boone County.
“I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to Gov. Holcomb for the opportunity to lead the IEDC and serve Hoosiers as Indiana’s next secretary of commerce,” Rosenberg said. “Over the last two years, we’ve executed against a strategic vision that enables businesses and talent to be successful in Indiana while setting new committed capital investment records and unprecedented investments in communities throughout the state. Our focus on the economy of the future will impact generations as we ensure Indiana continues competing to win.”
Rosenberg serves as a board member for BSA’s Crossroads of America Council, Visit Indy and KIPP Indy Public Schools. He has been recognized as one of Indiana’s 250 most influential leaders and a Forty Under 40 leader by the Indianapolis Business Journal. He and his wife, Ali, reside in Zionsville with their children, Will and Lily.
Lathrop joined the Indiana Economic Development Corp. in November 2021 with more than 30 years of combined experience in business development, sales, finance and brand management. She began her career as an auditor for KPMG and went on to serve as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis before transitioning to city controller. Most recently, she served as Crowe’s first chief marketing officer, where she led marketing and brand strategy and realigned the inside sales team deployment. As chief strategy officer of the IEDC, Lathrop oversees Indiana’s integrated approach to business development aligning external engagement, workforce, business development, foreign direct investment, federal engagement, government-to-government relations, defense, foreign policy and trade to meet the speed and needs of the market.
“Our future-focused economic strategy has produced historic results, created quality careers for Hoosiers, modernized and professionalized our economic tools and built a highly motivated, highly engaged team that truly loves the work and service they deliver,” said Lathrop. “I am thankful for the opportunity to serve alongside David on Gov. Holcomb’s cabinet and continue this incredible work with the IEDC team.”