Kansas Division of the Budget


Division Staff

The Director of the Budget is Shawn Sullivan, a gubernatorial appointee. The office is staffed by professional budget analysts who analyze state agency budgets and perform other duties as needed. These include monitoring cashflow of the State General Fund and other funds, staffing various committees and taskforces, and performing policy analysis on specific issues. The Division also includes two administrative staff members who provide purchasing, personnel, scheduling and other support. To send email to an individual, click on the appropriate name. All Division staff can be reached at (785) 296-2436.

Julie Thomas
Deputy Director

Department for Aging & Disability Svcs.
Department for Children & Families
KDHE-Health Care Finance
Attorney General
Board of Indigents Defense

Budget System Administrator
Federal Funds Coordinator

Jeff Arpin
Principal Analyst

Lieutenant Governor
Legislative Agencies
Department of Education
School for the Blind
School for the Deaf
Board of Mortuary Arts
Comm. on Peace Officers Standards & Training

Website & Technology Coordinator
SGF Agency Earnings
SGF Insurance Premiums

Vicki Helsel
Principal Analyst

Department of Health & Environment
Department of Agriculture
Water Office
Kansas Corporation Commission
Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board
Health Care Stabilization
Board of Nursing
Board of Healing Arts
Board of Technical Professions

Policy Analysis & Legislative Tracking
State Water Plan Fund Coordinator

Sean Tomb
Principal Analyst

Department of Commerce
Racing & Gaming Commission
Department of Labor
Board of Regents
Regents Universities
Real Estate Commission
State Bank Commissioner
Department of Credit Unions
Securities Commissioner
Board of Accountancy

Tax Policy & Cash Management
Revenue Estimates Coordinator
Econ. Dev. Initiatives Fund Coordinator
Exp. Lottery Act Rev. Fund Coordinator

Brendan Yorkey
Principal Analyst

Department of Corrections
Correctional Facilities
Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Kansas Human Rights Commission
Dental Board

Budget System Administrator Backup
Financial Disclosure & Reporting
Planning Report

Debt Service Coordinator

Konnie Leffler
Principal Analyst

State Treasurer
Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Veterans Affairs
Historical Society
Judicial Council
Governmental Ethics
State Library
Board of Optometry
Hearing Instruments
Real Estate Appraisal Board

Demographic Coordinator
Rural Opportunity Zone Liaison
Federal Funds Coordinator

SGF Interest

John Kirk
Principal Analyst

Department of Administration
Department of Transportation
Adjutant General
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Highway Patrol
Kansas State Fair
State Fire Marshal
Emergency Medical Services Board
Administrative Hearings
Board of Barbering
Board of Cosmetology

Vehicle Coordinator
Capital Budget
Policy Analysis & Legislative Tracking
SGF Transfers

Sheena Ward
Principal Analyst

Department of Revenue
Court of Tax Appeals
Secretary of State
State Treasurer
State Hospitals
Sentencing Commission
Abstracters Board of Examiners
Board of Pharmacy
Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Budget Data Files

Sandy Russell
Executive Assistant

Shelly Dechand