Director of the Office of Budget and Management
Kimberly Murnieks was appointed Director of the Office of Budget and Management by Governor Mike DeWine on January 14, 2019. Serving as the Chief Financial Officer under the leadership of Governor DeWine, she oversees an office that develops, coordinates and monitors the individual budgets of state agencies, provides the Governor and administration with policy analysis, and reviews all financial transactions made with public funds. Director Murnieks also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Budget Officers, representing the Midwest Region.
Prior to OBM, Murnieks served as Chief Operating Officer for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and led the team responsible for providing operational support for the office including Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources. Prior to her time at the Attorney General’s Office, Murnieks served as executive director with the Ohio Department of Education, overseeing the Center for School Options and Finance. In this role, she managed the school funding and fiscal support services related to traditional public, community, and private schools, and home-schooled children. She also held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff, managing many of the internal operations of the department. Murnieks began her career in public finance working for the Office of Budget and Management as a budget analyst.
Murnieks is a summa cum laude graduate of Marietta College with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, a graduate of The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs with a Master of Public Administration and is an American Mensa member.