Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is shaking up the top ranks of his administration, with the announcement of seven senior staff changes.
Chief of Staff Bill Lofy is leaving to join the Democratic Governors Association, which Shumlin hopes to chair after an election in that group next month.
Lofy will be replaced by Elizabeth Miller, currently Department of Public Service Commissioner. She'll be replaced there by Chris Recchia, who's currently the deputy secretary of natural resources.
Mental Health Commissioner Patrick Flood is stepping down, to be replaced temporarily by his deputy, Mary Moulton.
Alex MacLean is leaving her job as Shumlin's deputy chief of staff to work in the private sector.
Steve Kimbell, whom Shumlin coaxed out of retirement to head the Department of Financial Regulation, is also leaving.
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