Former retail executive David Redden appointed Indiana Department of Labor commissioner

David Redden, a veteran retail industry executive, is the new commissioner for the Indiana Department of Labor.

“David brings a great deal of experience in managing workers and workplaces across Indiana,” said Gov. Eric 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, whose new role starts July 25, has extensive experience overseeing human resources and overall management of convenience stores and supermarkets. Between 1996 and 2015, he was the senior vice president of human resources for Marsh Supermarkets in Indianapolis and held other leadership roles within the organization.

Marsh also served as the president of Village Pantries.

Marsh has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts degree in management science from Ball State University.

Redden replaces Joe Hoage who took over as commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.


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