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.

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