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

Office of the State Budget Director
200 Mero Street 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40622​

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
Unified Prosecutorial System: Nancy Haggerty​
 Commonwealth's Attorneys Nancy Haggerty​
 County Attorneys Nancy Haggerty
Agriculture Kara Smothermon
Attorney General Nancy Haggerty
Auditor of Public Accounts Ethan Williams
Board of Elections Alex Kelly
Commission on Human Rights Nancy Haggerty
Department for Local Government Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland
Department of Veterans' Affairs Melissa Highfield Smith
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 Kevin Cardwell
Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Alex Kelly
Kentucky River Authority Kara Smothermon
KY Communications Network Authority Carla Wright
Local Government Economic Assistance Fund Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland
Local Government Economic Development Fund Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland
Area Development Fund Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland​
Military Affairs Alex Kelly
Occupational Boards and Commissions Nancy Haggerty​
Personnel Board Kevin Cardwell​​​
Registry of Election Finance Alex Kelly
School Facilities Construction Commission Carla Wright
Secretary of State Alex Kelly
Teachers' Retirement System Kevin Cardwell​
Treasury Alex Kelly
Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified Carla Wright
​Budget Reserve Trust FundCarla Wright​
Economic Development Cabinet Ethan Williams
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) Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet  
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kara Smothermon
Department of Workforce Investment Kara Smothermon
Direct Local Aid Kara Smothermon
Environmental Education Council Kara Smothermon
General Administration and Program Support Kara Smothermon
Kentucky Educational Television Kara Smothermon
Libraries and Archives Kara Smothermon
Commission on Proprietary Education Kara Smothermon
Energy and Environment Cabinet
Environmental Protection Ethan Williams
Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission Ethan Williams
Office of KY Natural Resources Ethan Williams
​Office of Administrative ServicesEthan Williams
​Office of Energy PolicyEthan 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 Stacy Roland​
Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities Teresa Sanders
Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs Stacy Roland​
Community Based Services Stacy Roland​
Family Resource Centers and Volunteer Services Stacy Roland​
General Administration and Program Support Teresa Sanders​
Income Support Stacy Roland​
Medicaid Teresa Sanders​
​Office of Health Data and Analytics Teresa Sanders​
Public Health Teresa Sanders​
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet  
Criminal Justice Training Melissa Highfield Smith
Corrections: Melissa Highfield Smith
 Corrections Management Melissa Highfield Smith
 Community Services and Local Facilities Melissa Highfield Smith
 Adult Correctional Institutions Melissa Highfield Smith
 Local Jail Support Melissa Highfield Smith
Justice Administration Melissa Highfield Smith
Juvenile Justice Melissa Highfield Smith
Public Advocacy Melissa Highfield Smith
State Police Melissa Highfield Smith
Labor Cabinet  
Employment ServicesKara Smothermon
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Kara Smothermon​
Secretary Kara Smothermon​​
Workers' Claims Kara Smothermon​​​
Workers' Compensation Funding Commission
Kara Smothermon​​​​​
​Workers' Compensation Nominating CommitteeKara Smothermon​​​​​
Workplace Standards Kara Smothermon​​​​​​

Personnel Cabinet  
General Operations Kevin Cardwell
Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority Kevin Cardwell​
Workers' Compensation Benefits and Reserve Kevin Cardwell​​​
Postsecondary Education  
Council on Postsecondary Education Carla Wright
Eastern Kentucky University Carla Wright
Kentucky State University Carla Wright
Morehead State University Carla Wright
Murray State University Carla Wright
Northern Kentucky University Carla Wright
University of Kentucky Carla Wright
University of Louisville Carla Wright
Western Kentucky University Carla Wright
Kentucky Community and Technical College System Carla Wright
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Carla Wright
​Postsecondary Education Performance FundCarla Wright

Public Protection Cabinet:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
Nancy Haggerty​
Boxing and Wrestling Commission
Nancy Haggerty​​
Charitable Gaming​
Nancy Haggerty
Claims and Appeals Nancy Haggerty
Financial Institutions Nancy Haggerty
Horse Racing Commission Nancy Haggerty
Housing, Buildings and Construction Nancy Haggerty
Insurance Nancy Haggerty
Kentucky Claims Commission Nancy Haggerty
Professional Licensing Nancy Haggerty
Secretary Nancy Haggerty​
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet:  
Artisans Center Alex Kelly
Arts Council Alex Kelly​
Fish and Wildlife Resources Alex Kelly​​
Heritage Council Alex Kelly​​​
Historical Society Alex Kelly​​​​
Horse Park Commission Alex Kelly​​​​​
Kentucky Center for the Arts Alex Kelly​​​​​​
Parks Alex Kelly​​​​​​​
Secretary Alex Kelly​​​​​​​​
State Fair Board Alex Kelly​​​​​​​​​
Kentucky Department of Tourism Alex Kelly​​​​​​​​​​​
Transportation Cabinet:  
Aviation Kara Smothermon
Revenue Sharing Kara Smothermon
Debt Service Kara Smothermon
Public Transportation Kara Smothermon
Highways Kara Smothermon
Vehicle Regulation Kara Smothermon
General Administration and Support Kara Smothermon
​Capital ProjectsKara Smothermon​
Legislative Branch:  
General Assembly Glenna Goins
Legislative Research Commission Glenna Goins
Judicial Branch:  
Court Operations and Administration Melissa Highfield Smith
Local Facilities Fund Melissa Highfield Smith
Judicial Form Retirement System Melissa Highfield Smith
Accounting Staff:  
Internal Policy Analyst Marty Miller

Technology Staff:  
KBUD Administrator Phillip Rosell
OSBD Webmaster
KLIR Administrator


Governor's Office for Policy and Management