Becky Skillman

Former Lieutenant Governor

Becky Skillman

Former Lieutenant Governor

Biography

Becky Skillman serves as Chairman of the Board of Radius Indiana, an economic development partnership encompassing eight counties in South Central Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange and Washington.. From 2013 through 2016, Skillman served as President and CEO of the organization.

Prior to joining Radius, Skillman served as Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana for eight years from 2005 to 2013.

As Indiana’s 49th Lt. Governor, Skillman held more legal duties than any other Lt. Governor in the country. Upon taking office in 2005, Skillman also served as the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development under the state’s Department of Agriculture and Office of Community Rural Affairs. She managed five state agencies in total, and administered more than $1 billion in programs. Other agencies under Skillman’s direction as Lt. Governor included the Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, and the Office of Tourism Development. Additionally, she chaired the state’s Counter Terrorism and Security Council, the intergovernmental entity responsible for homeland security, and served as President of the Indiana Senate. Skillman also was responsible for shepherding the Daniels/Skillman administration’s legislative agenda through the Indiana General Assembly.

In 1992, she was elected to the Indiana State Senate, where she represented Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson, Washington and Orange Counties. During her 12 years in the Senate, she led the charge to include the state’s small towns and rural communities in its economic development agenda.

She has been a Director of Old National Bancorp since 2013 and its Lead Director since May 12, 2016. She serves as an Advisor to the Bowmen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University. She also serves on the Board of Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI), an organization that serves eleven counties in southwest central Indiana.

Skillman is an alumna of Indiana Wesleyan University. She and her husband, Steve, have a son, Aaron.

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