Retired public servant Andy Hornsby's replacement named

Anne Elizabeth McGowin has been named Deputy State Finance Director. Her appointment by State Finance Director Jim Main was effective November 1.

She takes over after the retirement of Andy Hornsby, who served in the position for four years.

McGowin led the Department of Finance Executive Planning Office (EPO) for more than five years. As the Executive Director of the EPO, McGowin has overseen the successful implementation of SMART Governing, a nationally-recognized program which requires all state agencies to participate in goal-setting and performance tracking to make government operate more efficiently.

"I'm thrilled to have Anne Elizabeth as Deputy Director," said State Finance Director Jim Main. "Her experience, commitment and phenomenal work ethic make her a perfect fit for this key role in our department."

McGowin joined the Department of Finance in 2003 after spending nine years with Montgomery's Jackson Hospital as General Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer and Risk Manager. She has also practiced as an associate with law firms in both Montgomery and Birmingham.

McGowin received her B.A. from the University of Alabama. She earned her J.D. from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

Jonathan Barganier will fill McGowin's former role as Executive Director of the Executive Planning Office. Barganier began working as an EPO planning analyst in 2005. He has managed all aspects of SMART Governing web applications and databases, and has also been responsible for reporting agency performance measurements for the EPO. Barganier received his B.A. from the University of Alabama.