Brenda Sisco takes over at OPM

Brenda Sisco, the commissioner of administrative services, was named today to succeed Robert L. Genuario as secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

Genuario left the state’s budget office today to begin his orientation as a new judge of the Superior Court.

Martin Anderson, the deputy commissioner of administrative services, will succeed Sisco at DAS.

“Brenda has tremendous integrity and a roll-up-your sleeves work ethic that has earned the respect of many, both in and out of state government,” Gov. M. Jodi Rell said in a statement announcing the appointments.

Sisco was the chief lobbyist for the governor’s office under Gov. John G. Rowland and for Rell’s first 18 months as governor, leaving to becoming the deputy commissioner of DAS in 2006. She was promoted to commissioner in 2008.