Department of Finance and Administration Secretary Katherine Miller is leaving the Bill RIchardson administration to become the Santa Fe County Manager.
"Katherine Miller made several significant contributions to our administration and did an excellent job as finance secretary at a time when we had to make some tough, but necessary budget decisions," Richardson said in a statement. "The Santa Fe County Commission obviously recognizes Katherine’s talents and her commitment to public service, and I wish her luck in her new role.”
Richardson appointed Dannette Burch to replace Miller, starting Sept. 2. Burch has worked as deputy secretary and state budget officer at DFA since 2003.
"Dannette Burch is a trusted advisor whose hard work and knowledge of the state budget is unmatched in state government," Richardson said. "I am pleased that Dannette is willing to take on this responsibility and guide us through the remaining budget decisions."