Indiana FSSA Chief Mitch Roob '83 Making Headlines with Plan to Privatize Programs

Indiana FSSA Chief Mitch Roob '83 Making Headlines with Plan to Privatize Programs

December 3, 2006

mitch roob.jpgDecember 3, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Mitch Roob, secretary of the state's Family and Socials Services Administration, was one happy man Wednesday as [Indiana Governor Mitch] Daniels announced plans to move forward with a $1.16 billion, Roob-backed plan to privatize intake functions for many state welfare programs," reports today's Indianapolis Star. A 1983 graduate of DePauw University, Roob has been in the headlines statewide since the plan was unveiled.

The newspaper's "Behind Closed Doors" column notes, "Before a news briefing on the deal, Roob was spotted whistling as he bounded up a flight of stairs at the Statehouse... At the briefing and a news conference later in Daniels' office, Roob's mood also was reflected in a telling button pinned to his suit Indiana Statehouse Summer.jpgjacket. Inside a circle, a red line ran across the phrase 'But we've always done it this way' -- like a no-parking sign."

"I take it out on days where we finally start delivering -- on big days where we deliver on the promise to make Indiana a better place," E. Mitchell Roob tells the Star. "This is one of those days."

Access the item here, and learn more about the plan -- which Roob and Daniels say will save the state $340 million -- by clicking here.  Mitch Roob also appeared on the statewide television program Inside Indiana Business this weekend.  Access video clips here.

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