Kansas Department of Administration

About the Secretary

Secretary Adam Profitt headshot wearing a blue jacket and red patterned tie

Secretary Adam Proffitt

Adam Proffitt was appointed as Secretary of Administration by Governor Laura Kelly on January 2nd, 2023. On March 23rd, the Kansas Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment, and on April 10th, Proffitt was sworn in.

Secretary Proffitt also serves as the Director of the Budget, a role that he has held since December 2020.  As Budget Director, he serves as the chief financial advisor to the Governor and works to construct a budget that is both sustainable for the State of Kansas, and also reflects the Governor’s policy priorities.

Each role requires extensive leadership and collaboration with the legislature and vested stakeholders to ensure high-quality government services to Kansans.

Prior to his appointment as Budget Director, Proffitt also served as the Medicaid Director for the state of Kansas, where he was the top administrator of the state’s $3.8 billion Medicaid program known as KanCare. His background in finance and analytics allowed him to strengthen the finance and informatics operations in the Division. He also stressed engagement with stakeholders and provider partners, which allowed him the opportunity to develop policy to ensure a high level of care for the more than 400,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Kansas.

Before transitioning to public service, Proffitt spent 15 years in the private sector, where he held various roles in financial planning and forecasting. Most of his time in the private sector was spent at the global headquarters of Payless ShoeSource.

Born in Manhattan, raised in Topeka, and now living in the KC metro with his wife and two dogs, Proffitt is a life-long Kansan.  He has a daughter that attends college in Huntsville, Alabama, who aspires to be a Nurse Practitioner.  While he and his wife are technically “empty-nesters”, they are also a licensed foster home, and have welcomed several foster children into their home over the past six years.

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