BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Deputy Tax Commissioner Joe Morrissette will be the next director of the state’s Office of Management and Budget.

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Morrissette to succeed Pam Sharp, who recently retired after three decades in state government. Morrissette begins his new duties March 1.

Burgum cites Morrissette’s “broad expertise in government finance and deep knowledge of the state’s budget and taxes.”

Before becoming deputy tax commissioner in 2014, Morrissette worked as a fiscal and management analyst for OMB from 2002 to 2013 and as a fiscal analyst for the Legislative Council from 1994 to 2002.