Office of the Secretary

Secretary Holly M. Johnson

Holly M. Johnson

Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet

Holly M. Johnson was appointed Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet on December 6, 2019 with a tenure beginning on December 10, 2019. Secretary Johnson most recently led administrative services in the attorney general’s office. She also has worked for several state cabinets and was a member of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

As Secretary, Ms. Johnson 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, the Finance Cabinet Secretary 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.

Deputy Secretary Geri Grigsby

Geri Grigsby

Deputy Secretary
Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet

Geri Grigsby was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet on November 16, 2020. Before assuming this post, she served as the Cabinet’s Chief of Staff. Grigsby also previously served from 2013-2015 as the Cabinet’s General Counsel.

Immediately prior to returning to Finance, Grigsby was the Legislative Director in the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. A career state government employee, Grigsby spent the lion’s share of her state tenure at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Over the course of more than 12 years at KYTC, Grigsby served in a variety of positions, including Chief of Staff, Deputy Commissioner of Vehicle Regulation and General Counsel. Grigsby also worked for the Kentucky General Assembly for more than five years, serving as General Counsel and then Chief of Staff in the Senate Democratic Leadership Office.

In addition to her state government executive and legislative branch service, Grigsby spent nearly eight years in Washington D.C. working on equal employment law as a senior attorney for the U.S. EEO Commission and as a staff attorney and legislative analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities.

Grigsby earned both her bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky, where she was also a member of the UK women’s basketball team. A former Miss Kentucky Basketball, Grigsby has been inducted into several athletic halls of fame, including the National High School Sports Hall of Fame. Since 1977, Grigsby has held two national high school records for most points scored in a season (1885 points) and the highest point average for a career (46.1 points per game).​