STATE PROFILES | Kentucky
Lori FlanerySecretary and Interim Chief Information Officer
Finance and Administration Cabinet
Year Appointed: 2010
BiographyLori Hudson Flanery was appointed secretary of the Kentucky Finance & Administration Cabinet by Governor Steve Beshear on April 1, 2011. Since December 2007 she served as deputy secretary of Finance & Administration and interim chief information officer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Secretary serves as the chief financial officer and manager of the financial resources of the Commonwealth. The Cabinet includes the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Kentucky’s Revenue Department, and the offices of the State Controller, Financial Management and Procurement as well as the Department of Facilities.
Secretary Flanery 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 Flanery’s former posts include deputy chief executive officer and general counsel for Kentucky Housing Corporation, commissioner of Financial Incentives for the Cabinet for Economic Development and counsel with Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. She is a graduate of and holds a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky. She resides in Louisville with her family.