Gov. Holcomb names new IDEM commissioner

December 14, 2021

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced the selection of Brian Rockensuess as the new commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Rockensuess replaces Bruno Pigott, who stepped down Dec. 3 to become deputy assistant administrator in the office of water for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“I want to thank Governor Holcomb for the opportunity to continue to lead the IDEM team to find creative solutions to challenges and opportunities that provide the best results for all Hoosiers,” Rockensuess said in a press release. “Together, we’ll continue to make great strides in environmental protection throughout the state while improving efficiencies within the agency.”

Rockensuess has worked at IDEM for the past eight years, including the last five as the chief of staff. He also served as IDEM’s director of governmental affairs and was the business, agriculture and legislative liaison. He has also worked for the Indiana State Senate.

“I have no doubt that Brian will build upon the great work IDEM is already doing,” said Holcomb. “His dedication to the agency and to protecting the environment will serve all Hoosiers well.”

Gov. Holcomb names new IDEM commissioner