CHICAGO — Indiana's finance chief is leaving the state government to take a job with a nursing home construction company.

Chris Atkins, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will leave June 26. He will become senior vice president of Mainstreet, a Carmel-based company that develops nursing homes.

Gov. Mike Pence tapped OMB general counsel and policy director Micah Vincent to replace Atkins. Vincent, previously served as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance and has held several other positions at state agencies.

"Micah Vincent has a strong background in state government and the proven leadership skills needed to take on the role of director of Indiana's Office of Management Budget," Pence said in a statement.

OMB oversees 10 state agencies, including the Indiana Finance Authority, the Indiana Public Retirement System and the State Budget Agency.

Mainstreet is owned by Zeke Turner, the son of the former Indiana Republican House Speaker Eric Turner, R-Cicero, who resigned last November after an ethics investigation showed he secretly lobbied against a bill that would have put a moratorium on building nursing homes, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Atkins has been with Pence since 2012, when he joined his gubernatorial campaign as a senior advisor. He took over as OMB director in January 2013. He had previously served as OMB general counsel and policy director under Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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