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The Ethics Commission consists of five Commissioners. They are appointed by the Governor and serve for four-year staggered terms. The Commission holds monthly public meetings during which it issues Advisory Opinions and receives complaints filed by the Inspector General. Members may not be elected officials, state employees, or lobbyists. No more than three may be from the same political party.
James Clevenger, Chairman was appointed to a four year term by Governor Joseph Kernan in 2004 and reappointed to another four year term by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2008. In January of 2012 he was reappointed as Chairman. Mr. Clevenger has practiced law since 1978 and is a partner with the law offices of Wyland, Humphrey, Wagner & Clevenger LLP in Plymouth, Indiana. He received his B.A. from Hanover College and his J.D. from Indiana University. He currently holds the position of County Attorney for Marshall County.
Priscilla D. Keith was appointed to a four year term by Governor Joseph Kernan in 2004 and reappointed to another four year term by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2007 and in September 2011. Ms. Keith currently serves as Adjunct Professor and Director of Research and Projects for the Hall Center for Law and Health at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bob Jamison was appointed by Governor Daniels in March 2009. He is a native of Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is retired from the Indianapolis Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served as a Special Agent and Senior Resident Agent in the New Albany Resident Agency from 1972-2000.
Dr. Daryl Yost was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels in June 2010. Dr. Yost earned his undergraduate degree in 1958 from Manchester College where he graduated with a B.S. in Sociology and English. He taught in the Richmond, Kokomo, and Fort Wayne Community School systems while pursuing his M.A. in Education/Counseling from Ball State University. Dr. Yost received his Ed.D from Ball State University in 1966. Dr. Yost currently serves as the Director of the Certified Technology Park of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center.
Peter Nugent was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels in January, 2012. He has practiced law since 1987. He is a native of Indianapolis, and received his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1984 and his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1987. He currently practices law with the law firm of Thomas & Nugent in Indianapolis.