Kristine Ward serves as the chief financial officer and deputy director, which oversees Financial Management Services, Budget and Research, Procurement and Information Technology Group. She has been with the Arizona Department of Transportation since December 2011.
Prior to joining ADOT, Kristine served as the deputy director for the Department of Revenue (DOR) from 2005 to 2011. As deputy director, she oversaw all aspects of department operations, including the accounting and processing of the state’s more than 5 million tax documents and $12 billion in tax revenue. Before joining DOR, Kristine served three administrations—Governors Symington, Hull and Napolitano—in the Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) in various roles, including director and deputy director. At OSPB, she oversaw and coordinated more than 120 state agency budgets, totaling $20.6 billion, and represented the governor in budget matters.
Kristine holds a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in finance from Bowie State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Arizona State University