SPRINGFIELD ó The former director of the Governorís Office of Management and Budget has been named to a new position with a $30,000 salary bump.
Gov. Pat Quinn named Austin Baidas of Chicago as assistant director of the Department of Central Management Services Friday. Baidas replaces Christine Cegelis and will make about $121,000 a year.
Baidas worked on Quinnís 2010 gubernatorial campaign. He was named to his post at the department in 2011. He is a former chair of TriMatrix Laboratories, Inc., and a former CEO of Four Seasons Housing.
Quinn last Friday named Simone McNeil to replace Malcolm Weems as chief of CMS. Baidas doesnít have a listed phone number.
McNeil has been the Democratic governorís director of operations since 2009. She will earn $142,000.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.