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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.



Melinda M. Hill
Chief of Staff
Finance and Administration Cabinet

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 cabinet.
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.



Finance and Administration Cabinet
Office of the Secretary
Room 383, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601
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