Governor names former general counsel to head Alcohol & Tobacco Commission

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Press release from the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission:

Governor names former general counsel to head Alcohol & Tobacco Commission

(INDIANAPOLIS, December 9, 2010) – Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed Mark Massa as the new chairman of the Alcohol & Tobacco Commission.

Alex Huskey, who has served as interim chair since the resignation of Judge P. Thomas Snow in November, will resume his role as superintendent of the Indiana Excise Police.

Massa was the governor’s general counsel from 2006 until early this year when he resigned to run for Marion County Prosecutor. During that time, he practiced law with the Indianapolis firm Riley, Bennett & Egloff, LLP. Massa also was a law clerk to Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the chief counsel in the Marion County Prosecutor’s office.

Massa earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1983 and a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1989. Massa is a former member of the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis board of directors and is a youth basketball coach.

Massa will begin his duties on December 13.

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