Indiana names Greendale native to Supreme Court
GREENDALE, Wis. - The Indiana Supreme Court has a new face on it, one who has ties to the Milwaukee area.
Fifty-one-year-old Mark Massa grew up in Greendale, Wisconsin, where he attended Greendale High School.
He graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1989.
Massa has worked as a newspaper reporter and as an aide to former Governor Robert Orr.
Other positions Massa has held include chief counsel to Governor Daniels, assistant U.S. attorney and deputy prosecutor in Marion County.
"This is a sobering responsibility and an honor that is really beyond words," Massa said in a statement released by Gov. Mitch Daniels, who made the appointment.
Massa is replacing Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard who retired Friday after 27 years on the state's high court, but Massa will not necessarily become the new chief justice.
The court's five justices each have an equal chance of being named chief by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commision in the coming months.