Gary Timm has joined the Coordinating Commission as its new chief finance and administrative officer. Timm comes to the Commission from the Department of Insurance, where he worked for 15 years. Prior to that, Timm worked for the State Auditor’s Office. Timm earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Chadron State College. He is both a Certified Public Account (CPA) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Timm fills the vacancy left by Dr. Carna Pfeil, who took over as the Commission’s interim executive director in September. Pfeil was associate director for finance and administration and has been with the Commission for more than 20 years. Pfeil took over for Dr. Marshall Hill, who resigned in August to accept a position in Colorado. Pfeil will serve as interim executive director until the Commission hires a replacement for Hill. The Commission has submitted a budget deficit request to help pay for the hiring process, which will include a national search. The Legislature and Governor will consider the request during the current Legislative session, which began Jan. 8.