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John T Hicks

Executive Director of NASBO
Distinguished Alumni

John has served in the Kentucky State government for over 31 years, and 24 of those were with the State Budget Office. Since 2005, John has been the Deputy State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He manages the budget and support staff in the office and oversees much of the development and execution processes.

John was the Executive Director over policy, budget, and administrative services for the Workforce Development Cabinet from 1990-1996. Throughout his tenure in the State Budget Office, he has been a lead staff person in many areas of the office including post-secondary education, capital projects and debt, criminal justice, workforce development, and natural resources and environmental protection. He was tasks with maintaining the state General Fund’s budgetary scorecards,preparing the biennial budget instructions, implementing the first budget information technology system, and drafting and reviewing the Executive Branch appropriations bill. He served as President of the National Association of Budget Officers (NASBO) for the 2011-2012 year. John is the only person to receive both of NASBO’s top awards, the George A. Bell and the Gloria Timmer award.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Murray State and a Master of Public Administration from the Martin School. John and his wife, Sue, have been married for 31 years, and they have two children, Stephen and Elizabeth.