The Secretary of Finance and Administration Cabinet serves as the chief financial officer and manager of the financial resources of the Commonwealth. The Office of the Secretary provides executive policy and management for the departments and divisions of the Cabinet and guidance for the centralized services of state government. The Secretary advises the Governor on the fiscal and administrative functions of government, and serves on a number of boards and commissions including the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority, the Kentucky Asset and Liability Commission, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, and the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Secretary Lori Hudson Flanery
|Lori Hudson Flanery was appointed secretary of the Kentucky Finance & Administration Cabinet by Governor Steve Beshear on April 1, 2011. Since December 2007 she served as deputy secretary of Finance & Administration and interim chief information officer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Secretary serves as the chief financial officer and manager of the financial resources of the Commonwealth. The Cabinet includes the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Kentucky’s Revenue Department, and the offices of the State Controller, Financial Management and Procurement as well as the Department of Facilities.
Secretary Flanery 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 Flanery’s former posts include deputy chief executive officer and general counsel for Kentucky Housing Corporation, commissioner of Financial Incentives for the Cabinet for Economic Development and counsel with Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. She is a graduate of and holds a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky. She resides in Louisville with her family.
Deputy Secretary Robin Fields Kinney
Robin Fields Kinney was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet on Jan. 16, 2013.
Dep. Sec. Kinney provides management and strategic guidance to FAC administrative services, budget and planning, human resources, postal services, fleet management, legislative services as well as the Office of the Controller and the Office of Financial Management.
Deputy Secretary Kinney has previously held positions in other state agencies including the Department of Education and the Cabinet for Economic Development. Before entering state government, Dep. Sec. Kinney was in private law practice in both Florida and Kentucky. She also served as legal clerk to the 48th Judicial Circuit, Judges’ Offices and Franklin Circuit Court.
A native of Frankfort, Ky., Kinney received her bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Kentucky. She resides in Frankfort with her family.