Governor Mike Pence today announced that Carol Comer will serve as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), effective August 28, 2015. Comer currently serves as Chief of Staff at IDEM. This announcement comes after current IDEM Commissioner Tom Easterly announced his retirement in mid July.Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, she served at IDEM as General Counsel, where she oversaw approximately thirty attorneys and support staff. Previously, she served as a senior administrative law judge for the Indiana Board of Tax Review and as an Administrative Law Judge with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Comer started her environmental law career at Plews and Shadley in Indianapolis and later at Lewis and Roca in Phoenix.