Personnel note: Kelly Butler named Alabama’s Acting Director of Finance

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Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Kelly Butler as Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Finance.

Butler began his career with the Alabama Department of Revenue more than thirty years ago. He later worked for the Legislative Fiscal Office before joining the Alabama Department of Finance as Assistant State Budget Officer in 2012. Since that time, Butler has served as State Budget Officer and most recently as Assistant Finance Director for Fiscal Operations.

As Assistant Finance Director, Butler will oversee the State Comptroller’s Office, the State Purchasing Division, the State Debt Management Division, and the State Business Systems Division.

“Kelly Butler has more than two decades of experience working with the state’s budgets and more than three decades experience as a fiscal analyst. I know he will do an excellent job leading the Alabama Department of Finance during this interim period,” Ivey said. “I appreciate him stepping up as acting director and his commitment to my administration.”

In addition to his new duties, Butler will continue his work on building the governor’s budget proposals leading up to the 2019 Legislative Session.

“I am honored that Governor Ivey has asked me to lead the Department of Finance. The department has many talented employees who work hard to provide excellent services to other state agencies and to the people of Alabama. I look forward to working with them to continue those excellent services,” Butler said.

Butler’s appointment is effective on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He will replace outgoing Director of Finance Clinton Carter whose last day is August 14, 2018. He will serve in this position until a thorough search for a permanent Finance Director can be conducted.

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