Raleigh Aug 2, 2021 Kristin Walker, Deputy State Budget Director for the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, has been elected to serve as the Southern Regional Director for the National Association of Budget Directors (NASBO) Executive Committee. Ms. Walker will serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee, which is the policy-making body for NASBO. As Southern Regional Director, Ms. Walker will participate in NASBO meetings and conferences to help guide the organization until August 2023. “It’s an honor to be selected to serve on NASBO’s Executive Committee,” said Walker. “The organization does phenomenal work and I’m excited about the chance to work with leaders from other states to contribute to its continued legacy of high-caliber research and training.” NASBO is the premier professional organization for state budget and finance officers. Through training, research, and resources the organization supports members representing all 50 states and U.S. territories. It is an independent, nonpartisan research and educational organization. “Kristin has brought keen insight and a tremendous passion for public service to our State Budget Office. NASBO is fortunate to have her join their Executive Committee and we are proud to have her representing North Carolina in that esteemed group,” said State Budget Director Charlie Perusse. Ms. Walker has served as Deputy State Budget Director for more than four years, providing management oversight for statewide budget issues, demographic and economic analysis, strategic planning, and evidence-based policymaking. Before joining the Office of State Budget and Management, she spent 10 years serving as a fiscal analyst for the North Carolina General Assembly. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and obtained her Master of Public Policy degree from the Sanford School at Duke University. She currently serves on the Sanford MPP Alumni Board. Ms. Walker also serves on the board of Read and Feed, a non-profit which provides afterschool tutoring to underserved students in Wake County and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Raleigh. For more information about NASBO see: https://www.nasbo.org/home.