Mark Miller becomes Gov. Noem’s 5th chief of staff to depart office

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem’s chief of staff is leaving the office. Noem’s spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Mark Miller would leave the job he has held since 2022.

He is the fifth chief of staff to hold the job during Noem’s tenure.

Spokesman Ian Fury said in a statement that Miller’s family situation made it “advantageous” to move back to his home in Florida.

Miller became Noem’s general counsel in 2020 and interim chief of staff in 2021. He was promoted to chief of staff in 2022.

Fury did not say when Miller’s last day will be, nor name any possible replacements.


June 14, 2023