A long-time state executive has announced his retirement, setting off a shift in leadership in several state departments.
Steven Gold, deputy secretary of the Agency of Human Services, will step down after 30 years in state government.
Patrick Flood, the commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living will replace Gold. Flood will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Joan Senecal.
In 30 years with the state, Gold has served as commissioner of the Department of Corrections, director of Welfare To Work, commissioner of Department of Employment and Training and deputy Administration secretary.