Sept. 12, 2018: Tom Livers was appointed as the Director of the Montana Office of Budget and Program Planning (OBPP) by Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Livers previously worked as the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and he has held several senior-level positions at DEQ and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. In his new position, Livers succeeds Dan Villa, who recently accepted a new position as the Executive Director of the Montana Board of Investments. Villa was the OBPP Director since 2011.