Shelby Kerns

Executive Director of the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
 

Shelby Kerns is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) in Washington, D.C. She joined NASBO in March 2020.

Founded in 1945, NASBO serves as the professional organization for all state budget officers of the fifty states and U.S. territories. NASBO collects data and publishes numerous reports on state fiscal conditions and organizes meetings and training for budget and finance officials.

Prior to coming to NASBO, Kerns served as Deputy Director at the Idaho Department of Labor, having previously worked in the Idaho Division of Financial Management from 2009-2019. In her position as Budget Bureau Chief, she led staff in developing, presenting, and advocating for the Governor’s Executive Budget. 

Earlier in her career, Kerns was Executive Director of the Idaho Rural Partnership, Program Director at the Idaho Association of REALTORS®, and Assistant Executive Director of the Idaho Wool Growers Association. 

Kerns received a Master’s degree in business administration from Northwest Nazarene University and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Idaho.

 

 

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