Gov. Mike Pence has accepted the resignation of Tim Berry as auditor, effective Tuesday, the governor's office said today.
Berry, of Fort Wayne, was elected chairman of the Indiana Republican Party last month, and assumed those responsibilities full-time today, the governor's office said in a statement. He has been the auditor since 2007.
Pence will announce his selection for auditor at a news conference on Thursday, the governor's office said in a statement. The person appointed will complete Berry's term, which runs through 2014.
Deputy Auditor Kirke Willing started service as auditor today on an interim basis.
"We thank Tim for his service to the people of Indiana," Pence said in the statement. "He put taxpayers first, implemented new financial accounting software and worked closely with local governments in his role as auditor, and we are grateful for his contributions."