By BRIAN A. HOWEY

INDIANAPOLIS - The change of the fiscal guard in the Holcomb administration continued Friday after it was announced that OMB Director Micah Vincent was resigning on the same day Budget Director Jason Dudich left. Vincent will be replaced by deputy chief of staff Cris Johnston. “Micah has played key roles in some of our biggest initiatives and became a trusted advisor," Gov. Eric Holcomb said. "I appreciate his creative ideas to solve issues and the thoughtful way he has approached maintaining the state’s solid fiscal footing. Cris is a veteran who will step seamlessly into the OMB role and assist with the financing of large infrastructure projects, such as the West Lake and South Shore rail expansions in northwest Indiana.”

The change is effective June 30. As previously announced, Friday wasDudich’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.