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Start Date: 6/24/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/24/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS—Governor Mike Pence today announced the hire of a new budget director to lead the State Budget Agency.

Effective July 15, 2013, Brian Bailey will serve as the Budget Director where he will lead the State Budget Agency on behalf of Governor Pence.  Bailey currently serves as the Chief of Staff and General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget. His long list of responsibilities includes development of tax, regulatory and local government policy for Governor Pence as well as operational oversight of the Indiana Department of Revenue, State Board of Accounts, Indiana Department of Local Government Finance and Indiana Board of Tax Review.  In his current role he also advises the Governor regarding proposed legislation with a significant fiscal impact on the state’s budget and played an integral role in the preparation of the Governor’s proposed FY14-FY15 State Budget.  Prior to joining the Pence Administration, Bailey was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance by Governor Mitch Daniels and held that office from 2010-2013. Bailey also practiced law at Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis for almost six years. Bailey earned his undergraduate degree from Wabash College and holds a law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

“The experience, knowledge and integrity possessed by Brian Bailey is impressive and I am positive that his talents will bring new insight in his new role with the State Budget Agency,” said Governor Pence.  “Under his guidance, I am confident that the State Budget Agency will continue to wisely manage state resources and grow our state’s economy.”

Andrew Kossack will move into Bailey’s current position and serve as General Counsel and Policy Director at the Office of Management and Budget, effective July 15, 2013, where he will oversee tax, local government and regulatory policy for the Governor and oversee the Department of Revenue, Department of Local Government Finance, the State Board of Accounts and the Board of Tax Review.  Kossack currently serves as the Education and Workforce Policy Director for Governor Pence.  In this role, he serves as the policy liaison to the Governor for the state agencies focused on education and workforce issues, including the Commission for Higher Education, Department of Education, Department of Workforce Development, Department of Labor, Indiana Charter School Board, the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board, and the newly-enacted Indiana Works Councils.  Previously, Kossack served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Indiana Department of Education. Before joining the department, Kossack was appointed Indiana’s public access counselor by Governor Mitch Daniels and held that office from 2009-2011.  He began his legal career practicing labor and employment law as an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis.  Kossack received his undergraduate degree from Butler University and his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Bailey and Kossack will report to OMB Director Chris Atkins who has been serving as both OMB Director and Budget Director since the Governor appointed him on January 14, 2013. Atkins will continue his role as the OMB Director and will allocate more time assisting the Governor with the management of state agencies.

“The leadership, exemplary work ethic and integrity demonstrated by Chris during these first six months of the administration illustrate his commitment to serving the people of Indiana,” said Governor Pence.  “I am grateful for his sound judgment and expertise in helping to create an honestly balanced budget with the largest tax cut in the state’s history.”

Bailey and Kossack will start their new roles on July 15, 2013.


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