Patrick Marr, deputy treasurer and chief operating officer at Rhode Island Treasury, will become chief of staff, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced Tuesday.

Marr, a Providence College graduate who joined Treasury in 2007, will assume his new duties June 15 as Jeff Padwa returns to private law practice.

Marr had been overseeing the department's unclaimed property and crime victims compensation fund programs as well as information technology, human resources, reconciliation and the central business office. He served former treasurers Frank Caprio and Gina Raimondo – the latter now governor -- in several roles including director of finance and information systems.

"Patrick Marr has a long track record of success at Treasury," Magaziner said in a statement.

Magaziner praised Padwa for having helped Rhode Island negotiate a settlement to the state's pension overhaul law, enhance transparency at Treasury and pursue lawsuits against fossil fuel companies.

Magaziner also appointed Amy Crane general counsel and Lisa Churchville chief operating officer.

Crane, deputy general counsel since January 2015, was previously senior assistant city solicitor Providence and regularly represented the city before the Superior Court. Churchville, director of the Rhode Island College Bound fund since January, is the former president and general manager of Providence television station WJAR.

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