Secretary of Administration Justin Johnson, Shumlin chief of staff Liz Miller and Department of Public Service deputy commissioner Darren Springer at a press conference Thursday at the Statehouse
Updated at 3:02 p.m.
When Liz Miller joined Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration in January 2011, she promised to serve two years as his commissioner of public service.
Two years later, she promised another two as his chief of staff.
On Thursday, Shumlin announced that Miller will leave his administration when the legislature adjourns this May. She will be replaced by Darren Springer, who has served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Service since March 2013.
Miller said Thursday she has not yet lined up a new job and will wait for her departure to find one. The Burlington attorney previously worked in private practice.
“I enjoyed lawyering,” she said. “I may do that in the future, but I really, truly have not figured out the next step yet.”
Springer, 35, is a Florida native and Vermont Law School graduate. He spent four years working for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as an energy adviser and then as chief counsel.
“I’m excited about it,” Springer said of his new job. “The opportunity to work on a broader set of issues, to work with the whole team and play a leadership role is exciting to me.”