Indianapolis– In a joint announcement July 1, Indiana Governor Holcomb appointed new leaders for the Indiana Department of Labor (DOL) and Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH). Josh Martin was promoted to the Chief Data Officer (CDO) role at MPH as part of the announcement, while Joe Hoage was appointed as commissioner at DOL.
Martin has been with the agency since 2015 and previously served as Chief of Staff, as well as interim CDO prior to his promotion. Prior to joining the agency, Martin served as the program director of government efficiency and financial planning at the state Office of Management and Budget.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead MPH as the State of Indiana’s Chief Data Officer,” Martin said. “Not everyone is so lucky to guide a group that is as smart, dedicated and innovative as our MPH team. I look forward to continuing to improve outcomes for Hoosiers by bringing data to the people.”
“Right now, MPH is focused on helping the State of Indiana combat COVID-19. Much of the work we are doing for this is scalable and will be able to be used for other initiatives when the time comes. Moving forward, I would like to see increased emphasis on collaboration and data literacy for state employees, organizations and the public. The power of data comes from being able to understand the information and the story it can tell.”
In his announcement, Gov. Holcomb stated he was excited to appoint “dedicated servants who use their expertise to provide Hoosiers with great government service.” Holcomb added, “Josh leverages data to address complex problems and improve the lives of Hoosiers.”
Martin earned his master’s in public affairs from Indiana University Bloomington in 2011 and his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2009.