Gov. Mark Dayton has named Matt Massman as his new deputy chief of staff.
Massman, who had been deputy commissioner of the state Revenue Department, will manage the governor’s legislative agenda and policy initiatives.
He replaces Jaime Tincher, who was promoted earlier this month to chief of staff for Dayton.
The governor chose his previous chief of staff, Tina Smith, as his new choice for lieutenant governor, when sitting Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon decided not to stay on the Dayton ticket as he seeks re-election.
Dayton’s office said Massman — a Hamline grad with an M.A. in public administration from the University of Wisconsin — was previously an adviser to the Minnesota Senate on tax and budget issues as the Senate’s chief fiscal analyst and also has been state and local tax policy director at the Department of Revenue and a fiscal analyst for the House Tax Committee.