Governor-elect Nikki Haley says she will nominate Eleanor Kitzman to be the next executive director of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. Kitzman ran for Lt. Governor in the GOP primary and has served as director of the state Department of Insurance under Mark Sanford.
The board’s Executive Director Frank Fusco and chief of staff Eddie Gunn have announced their resignations. Haley has recommended Marcia Adams as the next chief of staff.
In a statement released by Haley’s office, board member Senator Hugh Leatherman said:
Frank Fusco and Eddie Gunn are the epitome of public servants. Frank’s entire career has been about continuous improvement and reform that results in value for taxpayers. Eddie has willingly accepted some of the most difficult assignments in state government over the years, and he has always performed with distinction. I’m confident that Ms. Kitzman and Ms. Adams will continue the legacy of public service and leadership as they serve the five Board members and the citizens of South Carolina. Challenges lie ahead including the creation of a Department of Administration. So, I’m counting on Ms. Kitzman and Ms. Adams to work with the General Assembly as we develop a new organization that offers Gov.-elect Haley the government structure she needs as we all do more with less.
The five members of the board are the governor, the chairs of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, the Comptroller General and the Treasurer. They oversee the budget as well as the physical plant of state government.