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Kari Bennett

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Kari Bennett
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Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissioner
Former officeholder
In office
January 13, 2011-November 22, 2013
PredecessorDavid Lott Hardy
Base salary$109,262
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 13, 2011
Appointed byGov. Mitch Daniels
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMiami University of Ohio
J.D.University of Minnesota
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Kari Bennett is a former member of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. She was appointed to the commission by then-Governor Mitch Daniels in 2011 and served until November 2013, when she resigned to take a job in the private sector.[1][2][3]


Prior to her appointment to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Bennett served as chief legal counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. She also served as Policy Director for Environment and Natural Resources for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels from 2005-2007, practiced law at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, and held various positions at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, environmental science, Miami University of Ohio
  • J.D., University of Minnesota

Political career

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (2011-2013)

Bennett took office on January 13, 2011 following her appointment by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels. Her term on the regulatory commission was set to end in March 2014, but announced her resignation in November 2013.[2][3]



Bennett was appointed to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on January 13, 2011 by Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), with her term expiring in March 2014.[1][4]

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Preceded by
David Lott Hardy
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
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