Governor announces OMB director change
Governor Holcomb announced that Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent will depart from his position and Cris Johnston, the governor’s deputy chief of staff, will replace him. The change is effective June 30. As previously announced, Friday was Jason Dudich’s last day as state budget director. Vincent will take over those responsibilities on an interim basis until a replacement is named. Vincent has accepted a position as vice president, strategy+M&A, with The Heritage Group, in Indianapolis. Among key successes, Vincent assisted with the development of the transportation infrastructure plan approved by the General Assembly in 2017 that fully funds roads and bridges projects for the next 20 years. He led efforts to create the governor’s Next Level Connections program that will bring $1 billion to infrastructure projects throughout the state, including highways, flights, broadband and trails. Under Vincent’s watch, the state has maintained its Triple-A credit rating from all three ratings agencies and the General Assembly recently approved the state’s eighth straight balanced budget. Johnston joined the Holcomb Administration as deputy chief of staff in May 2018. He previously served eight years for then Gov. Mitch Daniels as the executive director of the Office of Management and Budget’s division of government efficiency and later, as deputy chief of staff.
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