Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has named Zachary Jackson state budget director, effective immediately. Jackson has served as the state deputy budget director since 2013.
As the deputy budget director, Jackson worked on the Governor’s biennial budget and managed state spending. He currently serves as the president of the National Association of State Budget Directors.
Jackson also previously worked the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and the Indiana Economic Development Council.
“With his great financial expertise, Zac has played an essential role in drafting balanced budgets that maintain healthy fiscal reserves and protect our AAA credit ratings,” Gov. Holcomb said in a news release. “Zac is a dedicated public servant who has worked for five governors since joining state government, and I know in his new role he will continue to help take Indiana to the next level.”
Jackson earned a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Through the 21st Century Scholars program, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana, and an associate’s degree from Vincennes University.