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William M. Landrum III
Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet

COL William M. Landrum III, USA, Ret. was appointed as Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet on Dec. 6, 2015.  Secretary Landrum is a small business owner and retired Army officer with a substantial background in financial and administrative operations.

Secretary Landrum serves as the chief financial officer and manager of the financial resources of the Commonwealth. The Cabinet includes the Commonwealth Office of Technology, the Department of Revenue, and the offices of the State Controller, Financial Management and Procurement as well as the Department of Facilities.
Additionally, Secretary Landrum serves on a multitude of boards and commissions, addressing such issues as state investments, affordable housing, student loans, economic development, environmental issues, workforce development, technology and information services, debt issuance, and major transportation infrastructure.
Secretary Landrum brings more than 36 years of worldwide military service and corporate experience in the areas of resource management and financial operations to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His extensive work for the Department of Defense included accounting, budgeting, comptrollership, banking, contracting, auditing, and personnel management.

During his years of military service, Secretary Landrum earned a number of commendations, including the Distinguished Service Medal. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Kentucky, where he received his Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Auditing. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Mark D. Bunning

Deputy Secretary
Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet
Mark Bunning, brings an extensive array of private sector experience to his first state government position as deputy secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet. Governor Matt Bevin appointed him on January 4, 2016. In collaboration with the cabinet secretary, Mr. Bunning will provide management and strategic guidance throughout the cabinet.
Prior to joining state government, Mr. Bunning held several senior financial and business management positions with both established companies and start-up technology firms. Most recently he was the chief financial officer for Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals and Causely, an online marketing platform that distributed part of its profits to non-profit organizations.
A career highlight was his role in the executive management team that led technology start-up Exstream Software from inception to revenues of more than $85 million in eight years and acquisition by Hewlett Packard. As CFO and VP of Finance, he ensured financial reporting compliance for U.S. and international operations along with additional responsibilities of human resources, IT, operations, and facilities management.

A native of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, Mr. Bunning obtained both his bachelor’s and MBA from the University of Kentucky. He resides in Lexington with his family.


Edwin King
Chief of Staff
Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet
Mr. Edwin King was appointed as chief of staff for the Finance and Administration Cabinet in December 2015. Prior to this position, Mr. King was the vice president of Strategic Planning at McD Concrete in Erlanger, KY.  He is also an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he has taught corporate financial management, international finance, and financial regulation courses.
Edwin previously served as the director of finance and operations for Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park, KY, and was the 4th Congressional District Field Representative for United States Senator Rand Paul.  From 2007 to 2010, Edwin worked for United States Senator Jim Bunning in Washington, D.C. as professional staff on the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Budget Committee, and also handled small business issues for the senator. 
Upon Senator Bunning’s retirement in 2010, Edwin accepted a position as a fixed income investigations analyst for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) where he played a leading role in several large financial investigations and audits involving some of the largest financial institutions in the country.
Edwin received his graduate degree in finance from the University of Maryland and undergraduate degree in business from the Murray State University.  Edwin resides in Union, KY with his wife, Brittaney, and their two children.



Finance and Administration Cabinet
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Room 383, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601

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