Governor's Office for Policy and Management

Office Description


The Governor's Office for Policy and Management is responsible for the preparation of the Executive Budget as well as the implementation and oversight of the Budget of the Commonwealth as enacted by the General Assembly. The preparation of the budget includes assisting the state agencies with their budget requests, analyzing the requests, and making recommendations to the Governor. The Office conducts regular and ongoing financial and policy analysis to assist in the development of Executive policy and for use in directing and monitoring implementation of that policy. The Office also engages in continuous evaluation of statewide management practices and procedures in an effort to realize maximum efficiency.



Contact Information

702 Capitol Avenue
Room 284, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-7300



Kevin Cardwell Janice Tomes
Deputy State Budget Director Deputy State Budget Director
Appropriation Units Policy and Budget Analyst
Executive Branch:  
General Government  
Office of the Governor Carla Wright
Office of State Budget Director Carla Wright
State Planning Fund Carla Wright
Unified Prosecutorial System: Christina Gordley
 Commonwealth's Attorneys Christina Gordley
 County Attorneys Christina Gordley
Agriculture Kara Smothermon
Attorney General Christina Gordley
Auditor of Public Accounts Ethan Williams
Board of Elections Alex Kelly
Commission on Human Rights Christina Gordley
Commission on Women Christina Gordley
Department for Local Government Thomas Clark
Department of Veterans' Affairs Geoff Pinkerton
Executive Branch Ethics Commission Michaela Giles
Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy Kara Smothermon
Homeland Security Alex Kelly
Judgments Carla Wright
Kentucky Employees Retirement System Teresa Sanders
Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Alex Kelly
Kentucky River Authority Kara Smothermon
KY Communications Network Authority Carla Wright
Local Government Economic Assistance Fund Thomas Clark
Local Government Economic Development Fund Thomas Clark
Area Development Fund Thomas Clark
Military Affairs Alex Kelly
Occupational Boards and Commissions Christina Gordley
Personnel Board Teresa Sanders
Registry of Election Finance Alex Kelly
School Facilities Construction Commission Carla Wright
Secretary of State Alex Kelly
Teachers' Retirement System Teresa Sanders
Treasury Alex Kelly
Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified Carla Wright
Economic Development Cabinet Kathi Marshall
Department of Education  
Learning and Results Services Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Operations and Support Services Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) Program Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet  
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kara Smothermon
Direct Local Aid Kara Smothermon
Education Professional Standards Board Kara Smothermon
Employment and Training Kara Smothermon
Environmental Education Council Kara Smothermon
General Administration and Program Support Kara Smothermon
Kentucky Educational Television Kara Smothermon
Libraries and Archives Kara Smothermon
Office for the Blind Kara Smothermon
Proprietary Education Kara Smothermon
Vocational Rehabilitation Kara Smothermon
Energy and Environment Cabinet  
Energy Development and Independence Ethan Williams
Environmental Protection Ethan Williams
Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission Ethan Williams
Natural Resources Ethan Williams
Public Service Commission Ethan Williams
Secretary Ethan Williams
Finance and Administration Cabinet  
Commonwealth Office of Technology Carla Wright
Controller Carla Wright
County Costs Carla Wright
Debt Service Carla Wright
Facilities and Support Services Carla Wright
General Administration Carla Wright
Office of Inspector General Carla Wright
Property Valuation Administrators Carla Wright
Revenue Carla Wright
Health and Family Services Cabinet  
Aging and Independent Living Thomas Clark
Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities Jim McWilliams
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs Thomas Clark
Community Based Services Thomas Clark
Family Resource Centers and Volunteer Services Thomas Clark
General Administration and Program Support Jim McWilliams
Health Benefit Exchange Jim McWilliams
Health Policy Jim McWilliams
Income Support Thomas Clark
Medicaid Jim McWilliams
Public Health Jim McWilliams
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet  
Criminal Justice Training Geoff Pinkerton
Corrections: Geoff Pinkerton
 Corrections Management Geoff Pinkerton
 Community Services and Local Facilities Geoff Pinkerton
 Adult Correctional Institutions Geoff Pinkerton
 Local Jail Support Geoff Pinkerton
Justice Administration Geoff Pinkerton
Juvenile Justice Geoff Pinkerton
Public Advocacy Geoff Pinkerton
State Police Geoff Pinkerton
Labor Cabinet  
General Administration and Program Support for Shared Services Christina Gordley
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Christina Gordley
Secretary Christina Gordley
Workers' Claims Christina Gordley
Workers' Compensation Funding Commission Christina Gordley
Workplace Standards Christina Gordley
Personnel Cabinet  
General Operations Teresa Sanders
Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority Teresa Sanders
State Group Health Insurance Fund Teresa Sanders
Workers' Compensation Benefits and Reserve Teresa Sanders
Postsecondary Education  
Council on Postsecondary Education Kathi Marshall
Eastern Kentucky University Kathi Marshall
Kentucky State University Kathi Marshall
Morehead State University Kathi Marshall
Murray State University Kathi Marshall
Northern Kentucky University Kathi Marshall
University of Kentucky Kathi Marshall
University of Louisville Kathi Marshall
Western Kentucky University Kathi Marshall
Kentucky Community and Technical College System Kathi Marshall
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Kathi Marshall
Public Protection Cabinet  
Alcoholic Beverage Control Christina Gordley
Board of Claims/Crime Victims' Compensation Christina Gordley
Board of Tax Appeals Christina Gordley
Boxing and Wrestling Authority Christina Gordley
Charitable Gaming Christina Gordley
Financial Institutions Christina Gordley
Horse Racing Commission Christina Gordley
Housing, Buildings and Construction Christina Gordley
Insurance Christina Gordley
KY Claims Commission Christina Gordley
Professional Licensing Christina Gordley
Secretary Christina Gordley
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet  
Artisans Center Teresa Sanders
Arts Council Teresa Sanders
Fish and Wildlife Resources Teresa Sanders
Heritage Council Teresa Sanders
Historical Society Teresa Sanders
Horse Park Commission Teresa Sanders
Kentucky Center for the Arts Teresa Sanders
Parks Teresa Sanders
Secretary Teresa Sanders
State Fair Board Teresa Sanders
Travel Teresa Sanders
Transportation Cabinet  
Aviation Carla Wright
Revenue Sharing Carla Wright
Debt Service Carla Wright
Public Transportation Carla Wright
Highways Carla Wright
Vehicle Regulation Carla Wright
General Administration and Support Carla Wright
Legislative Branch:  
General Assembly Janice Tomes
Legislative Research Commission Janice Tomes
Judicial Branch:  
Court Operations and Administration Kevin Cardwell
Local Facilities Fund Kevin Cardwell
Judicial Form Retirement System Kevin Cardwell
Accounting Staff  
Internal Policy Analyst III Marty Miller
Support Staff
Receptionist Traci Hedrick
Administrative Secretary Susan Drury
Technology Staff  
KBUD Administrator Phillip Rosell
OSBD Webmaster
KLIR Administrator
Wireless Coordinator