Contact Information

Organizational Information

  • Director Chris Harkins image   State Budget Director: Chris Harkins

    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.

    Deputy Director Bethany Wicksall image   Deputy State Budget Director: Bethany Wicksall

    Deputy State Budget Director Wicksall oversees general operations of the State Budget Office, including direction of the budget development process and the budget offices of Economic Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Public Protection & Resources, and Budget Coordination and Development. Bethany worked 18 years in both fiscal agencies in the legislature and served as Legislative and External Affairs in SBO. 

    Director Ruth Schwartz image   Director of SIGMA Operations: Ruth Schwartz

    Director Schwartz oversees SIGMA Operations and Support. Ruth has over 20 years of experience with the State. Prior to serving as the Director of Project SIGMA, Ruth served as the Director of Payroll and Tax Reporting for 10 years. In addition, her experience includes serving as the Payroll Team Lead for the HRMN implementation and she began her career with the Office of the Auditor General conducting financial and performance audits. Mid-career, Ruth spent approximately 3 years in the private sector as a Senior Manager of Audit, Business and Technology Consulting with a regional CPA firm serving a variety of industries. Ruth is a registered CPA and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Davenport University.

    Director Heather Boyd image   Director of Office of Financial Management: Heather Boyd

    Director Boyd oversees the operations of the OFM, including issuance of enterprise-wide policies and procedures related to financial management and payroll; oversight of the state's centralized financial management and payroll systems; issuance of the State of Michigan Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, W-2 statements for state employees, 1099 forms for state vendors, and other financial, payroll and special purpose reports. Prior to serving as the Director of OFM, Heather served as the Director of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Division for 3 years.  In addition, her experience includes serving as the Business Integration Lead for Project SIGMA and 17 years of performing and overseeing financial and performance audits at the Office of the Auditor General. Heather is a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from Grand Valley State University.


Mailing Address

  • State Budget Office

    111 S. Capitol Avenue

    Lansing, MI 48922