FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- State Finance Secretary Jonathan Miller is leaving Gov. Steve Beshear's administration at the end of the month to take a private sector job.
The announcement was made on Thursday, the same day that Beshear named Miller's replacement, Lori Hudson Flanery, who had served as a deputy finance secretary for the past three years.
Miller, who served two terms as Kentucky's elected state treasurer before joining the Beshear administration in 2007, will join the Lexington law offices of Frost Brown Todd LLC and also serve as a senior adviser to Washington-based Wellford Energy.
Miller said he is excited about his new job, though he said he will miss the people he works with in the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
Flanery will take over as finance secretary on April 1.
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