Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently announced the appointment of Greg Wilson as Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). In this role, Wilson will oversee the commission that enforces civil rights laws, investigates discrimination complaints and educates organizations, companies, landlords, associations and individuals on their rights and responsibilities under Indiana Civil Rights Laws. Wilson will also lead the team overseeing Indiana’s five cultural commissions including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, the Indiana Commission for Hispanic/Latino Affairs, the Indiana Commission for Women, the Indiana Commission for the Social Status of Black Males and the Indiana Native American/Indiana Affairs Commission.
“Greg has years of community-engagement experience, demonstrating both his leadership abilities and his commitment to Indiana’s minority groups,” Governor Holcomb said. “He will serve Hoosiers well as the head of Indiana’s Civil Rights Commission, and I look forward to continued partnership with Greg as we take Indiana to the next level.”
Wilson has a longstanding public service career, including community engagement for then Lt. Gov. Holcomb and most recently was Special Assistant to the Governor. His previous roles included developing and growing relationships with local, state and federal officials, sustaining and enhancing engagement efforts with key community leaders and deepening collaboration with state agency representatives.
Other career milestones include eight years as Director of the Department of Minority and Women’s Business Development under then Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. In this role, Wilson was a senior advisor on economic issues and work-ed closely with veteran- and minority-owned small businesses through- out central Indiana. His department increased the amount of technical assistance, training, networking and outreach provided to minority businesses. He also served in a supply chain and logistics role for many years at United Water.
Wilson is an Indianapolis native and served for eight years in the U.S. Army. He is a partner and volunteer for the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition and previously served as Board Chairman for Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Wilson currently serves as a board member for Visit Indy, the International Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Minorities and Women’s Business Enterprises.
Indiana Minority Business Magazine in 2011 honored Wilson with a Champion of Diversity award, and in 2013 the National Association of Women Business Owners named Wilson an Indianapolis Choice Visionary award winner for his work with women-owned businesses.
Wilson will begin his role next Monday, May 15, 2017.