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Glenn College Alumna among Alumni in Government Awardees

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Kimberly Murnieks, MPA ’95

John Glenn College of Public Affairs alumna Kimberly Murnieks, MPA ’95, received a 2021 Alumni in Government Award from the university. 



Murnieks, director of Ohio’s Office of Budget and Management, serves as the chief financial officer for the state of Ohio under the leadership of Gov. Mike DeWine. She has managed the state’s fiscal operations throughout the tumultuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic. She oversees the 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.

She previously served as chief operating officer for DeWine when he was attorney general of Ohio. Under her leadership, the office reduced bureaucracy by more than 40 percent, rebuilt the entire IT infrastructure and invested in the state crime labs. She also designed and implemented the award-winning CyberOhio Initiative to help Ohio businesses prevent and prepare for cyberattacks.