A North Vernon woman was reappointed on August 2 by Governor Eric J. Holcomb to serve on the State Ethics Commission.

Corinne Finnerty has practiced law since 1981 and owns her own law firm, McConnell Finnerty Waggoner PC, in North Vernon. She received her B.A. from Indiana University and her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She previously served on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission for 10 years. She was appointed to the Commission for a four-year term back in 2018 and has been reappointed to serve another term which will conclude on December 31, 2025.

Finnerty and her fellow commissioners 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.

The governor reappointed another Indiana woman to the commission; Katherine Noel of Kokomo who is the owner of Noel Law. Noel will also continue her service as chair of the commission.

John Krauss of Indianapolis is the newest appointment to the commission and will serve until July 31, 2026. He is a former and founding director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.