Holcomb names new state budget director

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has named a new state budget director.

Zachary Jackson, who has been deputy state budget director since 2013, took over the position on Friday.

Jackson replaces Jason Dudich, who left in May to serve as vice president of the University of Indianapolis. 

“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,” Holcomb said in a written statement. “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.”

Prior to his role as deputy state budget director, Jackson served as assistant director of the State Budget Agency from 2008 to 2012, overseeing the Health and Human Services Division. He’s also worked as a state budget analyst and for the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and the Indiana Economic Development Council. 

He serves as president of the National Association of State Budget Directors. 

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