Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland
On January 9, 2017, Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Jim McClelland to the newly-created position of Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement for the State of Indiana. He reports directly to the Governor and also chairs the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse. In May 2017, Jim McClelland presented Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s strategic approach to attacking the state’s drug epidemic at a meeting of the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse. This approach comes with detailed Action Steps that will guide Jim’s efforts throughout the state.
In 2015 Jim concluded a 45-year career with Goodwill Industries, the last 41 of those years as President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, based in Indianapolis. During the last decade of his career, Goodwill became heavily involved in efforts to help raise education attainment levels and reduce intergenerational poverty. The organization created a unique high school, The Excel Center, to provide a diploma option for older youth and adults who left school before graduating. Goodwill now operates 11 Excel Centers in Indiana and has licensed the model to numerous groups in other states.
In 2011 Goodwill began implementing Nurse-Family Partnership, a highly effective home visitation program for first-time moms in low income households. Goodwill places great emphasis on developing long term relationships and holistic, two-generation approaches, and NFP moms are able to take advantage of education and employment services offered by the organization. Goodwill also places great emphasis on leveraging its strengths and relationships with those of other organizations in focused ways to increase long term impact in the lives of people and help strengthen communities.
Jim has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations at local, national, and international levels and chaired several of them. He currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis, the Advisory Board of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, and the Board of Directors of Building Tomorrow.
A native of Florida, Jim earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is married to Jane, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.