Reynolds acting head of Dept of Administration

Following Teresa Luna’s resignation, Keith Reynolds is the acting head of the Department of Administration.

Reynolds has been the department’s chief financial officer since 2012, said admin department public information specialist Jennifer Pike. Prior to that, he was a senior financial analyst for the state Division of Financial Management.

“He will be a great asset,” Pike said.

Reynolds was unavailable for comment on Monday.

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced Luna’s pending resignation in March, saying she would serve as the Department of Administration director until the Legislature adjourned. In a March interview with Idaho Reports, Otter was tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding Luna’s departure, though he did say she offered to resign.

Luna has not spoken to the media since the announcement of her resignation. In an e-mail obtained by Idaho Reports through a public records request, Luna told her staff that “it has been the greatest pleasure of my professional career to work with each and every one of you.” She went on to say she would work with each of the department’s divisions and programs to discuss “a path forward.”

Pike said the department expects Otter to appoint Luna’s permanent replacement in coming weeks.

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