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
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.
Melinda M. Hill
Chief of Staff
Finance and Administration
Melinda M. Hill took over as
chief of staff for the Finance Cabinet in August 2017. Prior to her appointment
she served as deputy commissioner for the Department of Revenue (DOR). Ms. Hill
brings more than 30 years of public and private sector experience to the
Before joining DOR, Ms. Hill was
vice president of the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority where she was
responsible for planning, promoting, directing, coordinating and managing
activities for the Kentucky TriModal Transpark, including an 800-acre
industrial park. Other career stints include training director for Southern
Foods, Inc., and marketing and management positions with Fruit of the Loom and
Trans Financial Bank.
Ms. Hill has played an active
role in her community including being elected to the Bowling Green City
Commission where she served four years as Mayor Pro Tem. She has served on
several boards of directors for local and regional organizations and currently
serves on the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority Board.
A Warren County native, Ms. Hill
graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee with a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting and a minor in computer science along with an MBA
from Western Kentucky University. She is also a Leadership West Kentucky and
Leadership Bowling Green alum. Ms. Hill has two adult children and attends
Broadway United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.