JUNEAU, Alaska -

Gov. Sean Parnell has named deputy Administration commissioner Curtis Thayer as acting commissioner of the department.

Thayer is filling the position left vacant by the resignation of Becky Hultberg, which was effective Wednesday.

Thayer's responsibilities as deputy commissioner included the divisions of administrative services, general services, personnel and labor relations and motor vehicles. He helped oversee the implementation of new office space standards for state office buildings.

Parnell's office says Thayer's prior work includes serving as a deputy commissioner in the state commerce department, working for ENSTAR Natural Gas Co. and serving as a congressional aide.