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Chris Harkins

State Budget Director (Statutory Member)

Director Harkins is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the state's $70 billion budget and oversees CEPI, OFM, OIAS, and SIGMA.  Prior to serving in the State Budget Office, Director Harkins served as Director of the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency where he managed the Fiscal Agency and its staff and ensured that the informational and fiscal needs of the members of the Michigan Senate were met. He also worked at Jackson National Life as a Senior Policy Advisor, and spent the preceding decade employed in various roles in state government, most recently within SBO where he served as Director of OHHS.