Gov. Timothy Kaine last week appointed Craig M. Burns deputy secretary of finance, effective Oct. 1.

Burns has worked for the state for 20 years, and currently is the director of the policy, planning, and compliance division of the Virginia retirement system. He previously served as a staffer for Virginia’s House Appropriations Committee and for the joint legislative audit and review commission. Burns replaces Daniel S. Timberlake, who was appointed as director of the state’s Department of Planning and Budget in early August.

“Craig Burns’ extensive experience in financial analysis and budgeting, particularly with the House Appropriations Committee, will bring a valuable and unique perspective to budget decisions,” Kaine said in a statement. “I look forward to his contributions in his new role as deputy secretary of finance.”

Kaine also appointed two new members to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, which provides advise on the status of state revenues. The new members are Jack A. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer of UPS Freight, and C. Burke King, president of the Virginia market of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Both hail from Chesterfield County.

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