Longtime budget and policy expert Jane Driskell will join Governor Steve Beshear's administration in January, to serve as State Budget Director. Driskell has 27 years of experience in government, and she will oversee the daily activities of the budget office. She will also be responsible for overseeing the formulation and execution of the Governor's budget.
Driskell will replace Mary Lassiter, who has served as both Budget Director and Secretary of the Governor's Executive Cabinet since 2009. Driskell started her career in state government the the middle 1980s as a policy and budget analyst in the Governor's Office for Policy and Management. She has also served as a trustee of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.