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Gov-elect Bevin appoints finance secretary

Frankfort, Ky. – Governor-Elect Matt Bevin has announced the appointment of Col. William M. Landrum III, USA, Ret. as secretary of the finance and administration cabinet. Landrum is a small business owner and retired Army officer with a substantial background in financial and administrative operations.

“Without a doubt, the finance and administration cabinet secretary is one of the most critical roles in state government,” Governor-Elect Bevin said. “Colonel Landrum is exceptionally qualified for this role. He has decades of direct experience in government finance. He will serve the Commonwealth well, as we work to repair the damage done to Kentucky’s financial foundation by recent years of neglect.”

Landrum has more than 36 years of worldwide military service and corporate experience in the areas of resource management and financial operations for sensitive Army Military Intelligence and clandestine programs across the Department of Defense. Those areas include accounting, budgeting, comptrollership, banking, contracting, auditing and personnel management. He possesses a full range of supervisory, managerial, and policy making experience along with a broad knowledge of Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and installation level policies, procedures, programs, and systems pertaining to finance and accounting activities and operations in both peace and war.

After his military service, Landrum served as a senior associate of the Booz Allen Hamilton Resource Management Consulting Support Team, where he provided a full range of resource management consulting support to clients.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth in this capacity,” Landrum said. “I look forward to working with the many fine and talented folks in the finance cabinet.”

Landrum is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Kentucky, where he received his Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and auditing. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Landrum and his wife, Justine, live in Greensburg, Ky., where they own and manage a restaurant. They have two grown children.