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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

State Budget Director Takes New Leadership Role for National Organization Kristin Walker Now Member-at-Large for National Association of State Budget Officers

North Carolina State Budget Director Kristin Walker will serve a two-year term on the NASBO executive board.
Wilmington, DE
Jul 19, 2023

North Carolina State Budget Director Kristin Walker ascended into the role of Member-at-Large for the National Association of Budget Directors (NASBO) at the organization’s annual meeting held this week in Wilmington, Delaware. 

"Kristin Walker serves our state with distinction and it’s good to see her take on this important national role that can help our country as well as our state," said Governor Roy Cooper.

As Member-at-Large, Walker was elected by the organization’s membership to serve as one of two nationwide representatives on the Executive Committee, which is the policy-making body for NASBO.  She will serve a two-year term. Walker previously served as the Southern Regional Director on the organization’s Executive Committee. 

“I’m excited to take on this new role with NASBO and to work with state budget leaders across the nation to address the challenges and opportunities of our profession,” said Walker. 

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. 

“NASBO is fortunate to have Kristin continue her service on the association’s Executive Committee,” said Shelby Kerns, Executive Director of NASBO. “Her thoughtful counsel and commitment to her profession have been an asset to our organization.”   

Kristin Walker is the State Budget Director for North Carolina. She took the position in 2022 after serving more than five years as Chief Deputy Director of the Office of State Budget and Management. She provides 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 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 Master of Public Policy Alumni Board and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Raleigh.

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