Printer Friendly

United States : Governor Ivey Announces New State Comptroller; First Woman to Hold the Position in States History.

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday praised the Alabama Department of Finance and State Finance Director Clinton Carter for selecting Dr. Kathleen D. Baxter as the state comptroller and first woman to hold the position. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Baxter served as deputy state comptroller and as the acting state comptroller from January to July 2017. The state comptroller serves as the chief accountant in state government and is responsible for maintaining fiscal accounts, ordering payments into and out of state funds, and preparing state financial reports.

I am proud to see a well-qualified female selected for such an important position, Governor Ivey said. I appreciate State Finance Director Clinton Carter for making the selection. Dr. Baxter has a long, successful career working for the people of Alabama and now her dedication is being recognized.

Dr. Baxter has worked in the Alabama Comptrollers Office for 24 years and has a total of 27 years of state service. She began her state career at the State Military Department in 1990 as an accountant. In 1993, she transferred to the Finance Department to continue the upgrade and support of the then new Financial Resource Management System (FRMS). After the completion of that project, she continued with the State Comptrollers Office where she served in several capacities, including being actively involved in upgrades to the states financial management systems.

She was also an accounting instructor at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) and has remained involved with AUMs State Initiative Program that provides educational opportunities in accounting for the states workforce.

A proponent of lifelong learning, Dr. Baxter is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Public Manager (CPM) and is a graduate of Prattville High School, Trenholm Technical College (AAS - Culinary Arts), Auburn University Montgomery (BSBA - Accounting and MBA - Governmental Accounting) and Auburn University (PhD Public Administration and Public Policy).

She and her husband, Darrin, have been married for 28 years and are residents of Prattville, Alabama. They have two sons and one daughter-in-law.

[c] 2017 Al Bawaba (Albawaba.com) Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).

COPYRIGHT 2017 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Mena Report
Date:Aug 4, 2017
Words:343
Previous Article:United States : Inslee names Cheryl Strange secretary of DSHS.
Next Article:United States : Governor Ivey Signs Multi-State Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters