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John E. Nixon

State Budget Director; Director, Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

DTMB Director John Nixon.John Nixon serves as the State Budget Director and Director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Reporting directly to Governor Snyder, he is responsible for overseeing the state budget, government technology and the administrative functions of state government.

Nixon heads an agency of 2,700 employees, leading the department’s mission of providing vital administrative and technology services to enable Michigan’s reinvention, with the vision of making the State of Michigan one of the most innovative and responsive governments in the world.

Nixon is a Certified Public Accountant, having previously served as Utah’s budget director for Governors Jon Huntsman and Gary Herbert. He was named Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine in 2012. He was also one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in 2012. He served as president of the National Association of State Budget Officers in 2010.

Nixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in information technology from the University of Utah, where he graduated as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Sigma Honors Societies.

Nixon and his wife DeAnn have six children, three boys and three girls.