Past Commissioners

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Commissioners 1961-Current

Name Political Party Residence Dates of Service
James R. Fleming Republican Fort Wayne 1961 – 1969
William E. Schumaker Republican Indianapolis 1961 – 1974
George A Nelson Democrat Valparaiso 1961 – 1975
Robert M. Schram Democrat Peru 1961 – 1983
Henry R. Sackett Democrat Gary 1964 – 1970
Joseph N. Thomas Republican Gary 1969 – 1975
William H. Keck Democrat Mount Vernon 1970 – 1991
William S. Young Republican Plymouth 1974 – 1984
William E. Babincsak Democrat Gary 1975 – 1988
Norman E. Pfau, Jr. Republican Jeffersonville 1975 – 1995
Harry F. Zaklan Republican Indianapolis 1976 – 1985
Quentin A. Blachly Republican Valparaiso 1976 – 1989
Martin H. Gross Republican Indianapolis 1985 – 1985
Joe E. Robertson Democrat Brownstown 1985 – 1991
Arthur D. Hopkins Republican Liberty 1985 – 1994
Robert L. Poor Republican Greencastle 1986 – 1993
R. Louie Gonzalez Democrat East Chicago 1989 – 1993
William N. Kenefick Democrat Michigan City 1989 – 1995
John D. Bottorff Democrat Seymour 1991 – 1999
N. Stuart Grauel Democrat Indianapolis 1993 – 1998
Marvin E. Ferguson Republican Indianapolis 1993 – 2018
Steven C. Chancellor Republican Evansville 1994 – 1996
W. Ken Massengill Democrat Wanatah 1994 – 2005
Joseph E. Costanza Democrat Ogden Dunes 1995 – 1997
Mary Ann Fagan Republican Indianapolis 1995 – 1999
Steven R. Stemler Democrat Jeffersonville 1997 – 2006
H.C. “Bud” Farmer Republican Evansville 1997 – 2012
Gerry Nannenga Democrat Zionsville 1998 – 2003
Joe R. Gerson Democrat Fort Wayne 1999 – 2005
Carolyn Hartley Republican Valparaiso 1999 – 2007
Jay K. Potesta Democrat Indianapolis 2003 – 2005
Ray Connors Democrat Valparaiso 2005 – 2006
Kenneth Kaczmarek Republican Bloomington 2005 – Current
Greg Gibson Democrat Terre Haute 2006 – Current
Ramon Arrendondo Democrat Crown Point 2006 – 2017
Philip McCauley Democrat Jeffersonville 2007 – 2017
David Fagan Republican Portage 2007 – 2015
Christine Keck Republican Evansville 2012 – 2018
Miriam Robeson Republican Flora 2015 – Current
Monica Newhouse-Rodriguez Democrat Indianapolis 2017 – Current
Michael Browning Democrat Indianapolis 2017 – Current
Robert L. Bowen Republican Indianapolis 2018 – Current

Chairmen of the Ports of Indiana Commission

Governor Matthew E. Welsh acted as chairman until the organization of the Commission was
completed.

Chairmen Start End
James R. Fleming April 10, 1961 May 15, 1969
Robert M. Schram May 15, 1969 June 15, 1969
Joseph N. Thomas June 15, 1969 July 31, 1974
William S. Young August 1, 1974 December 31, 1983
William H. Keck January 1, 1984* April 25, 1984*
Quentin A. Blachly April 26, 1984 February 22, 1989
R. Louie Gonzalez February 11, 1991 September 17, 1993
William N. Kenefick October 25, 1993 August 10, 1995
N. Stuart Grauel September 15, 1995 July 26, 1998
W. Ken Massengill July 27, 1998 April 12, 2005
Marvin Ferguson April 19, 2005 February 16, 2006
Ken Kaczmarek February 16, 2006 Current

(*-Served as acting chairman)