CHICAGO — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has named Brian Bailey as the state’s new budget director, replacing Chris Atkins, who will become director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Atkins will work with Pence to manage state agencies in his new post.

Bailey moves up to budget director at the State Budget Agency from his current job as chief of state and general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget. In the post, he advises Pence on proposed legislation with significant fiscal impact, according to the governor’s office, and helped craft the executive 2014-2015 budget proposal.

Andrew Kossack, currently the Education and Workforce Policy Director for Pence, will become general counsel and policy director at the OMB.

Bailey and Kossack will report to Atkins in his new post.

Bailey formed served as a Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance under former Gov. Mitch Daniels. He also practiced law at Ice Miller LLP.

“The experience, knowledge and integrity possessed by Brian Bailey is impressive and I am positive that his talents will bring new insight in his new role with the State Budget Agency,” Pence said in a statement. “Under his guidance, I am confident that the State Budget Agency will continue to wisely manage state resources and grow our state’s economy.” 

Bailey starts July 15.

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