Bullock releases Cabinet, staff salaries

2013-01-02T00:00:00Z Bullock releases Cabinet, staff salariesGazette State Bureau The Billings Gazette
January 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock has released the salaries for members of his Cabinet and staff.

Bullock’s annual salary as governor will be $108,167, while new Lt. Gov. John Walsh will make $86,362. They will take office Monday after being sworn in.

Here are the salaries of Bullock’s directors and staff:

Most directors will make annual salaries of $99,500 a year.

The directors and the departments they will head are Pam Bucy, Labor and Industry; Mike Batista, Corrections; Jeff Hagener, Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Sheila Hogan, Administration; Mike Kadas, Revenue; Meg O’Leary, Commerce; Richard Opper, Public Health and Human Services; Tracy Stone-Manning, Environmental Quality; Mike Tooley, Transportation; John Tubbs, Natural Resources and Conservation.

Angela Wong, who continues as director of the Montana Lottery, will make $89,500.

Bullock has not yet appointed the directors of the departments of Agriculture and Military Affairs.

Here are the salaries for his personal staff:

Tim Burton, chief of staff, $105,872; Ali Bovingdon, deputy chief of staff, $99,500; Kevin O’Brien, deputy chief of staff, $75,000; Andy Huff, chief legal counsel, $85,000; Jim Molloy, senior advisor, $87,000; Dan Villa, budget director, $99,500; Tim Baker, natural resources adviser, $72,000; Shannon O’Brien, education policy adviser, $72,000; Cindy Stergar, health and human services policy adviser, $72,000; Siri Smillie, associate policy adviser, $47,500; Dave Kuntz, policy advisor, $40,000; Stacey Otterstrom, boards and appointments adviser, $65,000; Judy Beck, deputy communications director, $63,000; Sandy Jacke, executive assistant, $48,000; John Malia, citizens’ advocate, $45,000; Ivie English, constituents’ services, $40,000; McCall Flynn, receptionist, $30,000; Tyler James Campbell, receptionist, $30,000.

John Rodgers, chief business development officer, will be paid $95,000, and Andy Shirtliff, small-business ombudsman, will make $45,000.

Members of the new administration will be having a retreat at Big Sky later this week “to get to know each other better and discuss goals,” Kevin O’Brien said.

Those attending will pay their own way.

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