Timothy S. Keen
Director, Ohio Office of Budget and Management
Timothy S. Keen became Director of the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) on January 10, 2011, serving in that position for a second time in his career. As Governor John Kasich's chief financial officer, he leads 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.
From 2007 through 2010, Director Keen was Senior Policy Advisor to Auditor of State Mary Taylor, following his previous service with the Office of Budget and Management as Assistant Director (1999-2006) and then as Director (2006-2007) in the administration of Governor Bob Taft. Earlier he was Deputy Director of Policy Development at OBM, including service as President of the State Controlling Board (1992-1993). His career in public service, beginning in 1986 as a Budget Analyst with the Ohio Legislative Budget Office, also includes senior budget policy positions with both houses of the Ohio General Assembly.
Director Keen received an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds a master's degree in public policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.