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First woman to hold position of state comptroller in AL history

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey praised the department of finance on Wednesday for naming Dr. Kathleen D. Baxter as the first woman to hold the position as state comptroller.

According to Ivey, Baxter served as the deputy state comptroller and as the acting state comptroller from January until July. She has worked in the Alabama Comptroller’s Office for 24 years and has a total of 27 years of state service.

“I am proud to see a well-qualified female selected for such an important position,” Ivey said. “I appreciate State Finance Director Clinton Carter for making the selection. Dr. Baxter has a long, successful career working for the people of Alabama and now her dedication is being recognized.”

Baxter began her career at the State Military Department in 1990 as an accountant. In 1993, she transferred to the finance department to continue the upgrade and support of the then new Financial Resource Management System (FRMS).

After the project’s completion, Baxter continued to serve with the state’s comptroller’s office where she served in several capacities, including being actively involved in upgrades to the state’s financial management systems.

The state comptroller serves as the chief accountant in state government and is responsible for maintaining fiscal accounts, ordering payments into and out of state funds, and preparing state financial reports.

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