Becky Skillman joined Radius Indiana as President/CEO on February 1, 2013. Prior to joining Radius, Becky served as Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana for 8 years. Becky has devoted her life to public service and to the enrichment of the lives of the citizens of Indiana.
Becky began her career in public service in 1977 when she was elected to the office of Lawrence County Recorder. Eight years later, she was elected as County Clerk.
In 1992, Becky was elected to the Indiana State Senate, where she represented Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson, Washington, and Orange Counties. Rising quickly through the leadership, she became Majority Caucus Chair, the first woman in history to serve in the Senate Republican leadership. During her 12 years in the Senate, she led the charge to include the state's small towns and rural communities in its economic development agenda. There, she authored plans for development in distressed counties and for the revitalization of downtown areas.
In 2004, she was selected by Mitch Daniels to be his running mate in his bid for Governor
Serving as Lt. Governor over the next 8 years, Becky had more legal duties than any other Lt. Governor in the country. Since first taking office in 2005, she soundly managed five state agencies that administered more than $1 billion in programs, including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the Office of Tourism Development. Additionally, she chaired the state's Counter Terrorism and Security Council, and served as President of the Indiana Senate.
She is also co-chairing the Indiana Bicentennial Commission with former Congressman Lee Hamilton.