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Indiana BMV commissioner leaving agency after more than five years in charge

Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Peter Lacy, left, will leave the agency after more than five years in charge. Replacing him will be current Department of Labor Commissioner Joe Hoage, right.
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Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Peter Lacy, left, will leave the agency after more than five years in charge. Replacing him will be current Department of Labor Commissioner Joe Hoage, right.

Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles – one of the agencies that deals most directly with Hoosiers on a regular basis – will undergo a change in leadership.

The Holcomb administration announced Tuesday that BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy will leave the agency next month after more than five years in charge.

Lacy was appointed commissioner in 2017 after two years as chief of staff. His departure comes amid a series of leadership changes in state agencies over the last year, typical in the second term of a gubernatorial administration.

Replacing Lacy will be current Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Joe Hoage. Prior to his time at the labor department, Hoage served as the BMV general counsel.

Hoage will take over at BMV on May 28. A new labor commissioner will be named in the coming weeks.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.