Incoming lawyer common, secretary of state and treasurer identify their second-in-command

Vermont’s newly elected lawyer common, treasurer and secretary of state have introduced a slate of latest deputies.

There shall be loads of new faces on the prime of the state authorities subsequent yr. As Vermont’s new lawyer common, secretary of state, and treasurer put together to be sworn in come January, they’ve introduced a slate of latest deputies.

Vermont Treasurer-elect Mike Pieciak named Gavin Boyles, certainly one of Pieciak’s prime lieutenants throughout his time as commissioner of the Division of Monetary Regulation, as his incoming deputy.

Lawyer Normal-elect Charity Clark has tapped Rob McDougall, who has spent 20 years on the Lawyer Normal’s Workplace, to function her second-in-command.

And Secretary of State-elect Sarah Copeland Hanzas has mentioned Lauren Hibbert, who at present leads the Workplace of Skilled Regulation, shall be deputy secretary of state.

Copeland Hanzas, the outgoing chair of the Authorities Operations Committee within the Vermont Home of Representatives, mentioned in a press release launched in late November that Hibbert had come earlier than her committee to testify many occasions through the years.

“I do know her to be a wonderful communicator, downside solver and laborious employee,” wrote Copeland Hanzas. “In my conversations with Lauren, it’s clear she loves serving the general public, and I stay up for having her by my facet.”

Hibbert has led the Workplace of Skilled Regulation, a division of the Secretary of State’s workplace that oversees licensing, since 2018, and she or he has been with the workplace since 2011. She beforehand labored as a public defender in New York.

Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters, who misplaced to Copeland-Hanzas within the Democratic major in his personal bid for secretary of state, wrote in an electronic mail to VTDigger that he’s staying put “in the intervening time” to help with the transition on a part-time foundation. “I’ve a lot of choices I’m contemplating subsequent, however nothing finalized but,” he mentioned.

McDougall, who will function Clark’s deputy lawyer common, has been the pinnacle of the Environmental Safety Division on the Lawyer Normal’s Workplace for the previous six years. He is additionally labored in three different divisions.

“I’m extremely excited and proud to have Rob function my Deputy,” Clark mentioned in a press release earlier this month. “He has excelled at management and administration and the breadth and depth of his authorized experience on issues that have an effect on the AGO are just about unparalleled.”

McDougall will change Josh Diamond, who has spent six years within the function and is returning to the personal sector. Clark additionally named Lauren Jandl as her chief of employees — the function Clark held earlier than operating to turn into Vermont’s prime prosecutor. Jandl, who joined the workplace in 2016, has held the place since Clark’s departure.

Pieciak just isn’t selling internally as he takes over because the state’s banker, however is as an alternative taking with him a longtime colleague from the Division of Monetary Regulation, which is charged with regulating banks and insurance coverage corporations in Vermont.

“I’ve recognized him to be not solely a devoted public servant, but additionally an indispensable teammate as we labored on crucial and fast-paced points in our time collectively on the Division of Monetary Regulation,” mentioned Pieciak of Boyles in a press release Thursday. “I’m thrilled that he shall be bringing his ability set to the State Treasurer’s Workplace.”

Boyles has spent the final six years at DFR, most not too long ago as common counsel, in line with his LinkedIn profile. For 5 years earlier than that, he served within the Vermont Lawyer Normal’s Workplace, and was additionally clerked for 3 years with Vermont Supreme Court docket Chief Justice Paul Reiber.

Boyles will change Michael Clasen, who’s retiring on the finish of December after 30 years in state authorities.

“From the underside of my coronary heart, I wish to thank Michael for his portfolio of providers to the State of Vermont,” outgoing Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce mentioned in a press release. “Over the previous three a long time, he has been a spearhead on so many key operations in our state, notably as a part of the Tropical Storm Irene restoration efforts. As my Deputy for the previous six years, I’ve been capable of rely on him day in and day trip to guide the Treasurer’s Workplace with integrity.”

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