Governor announces Administration Secretary Jim Clark to retire

May 05, 2015

Governor Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that Jim Clark will step down as Secretary of Administration effective the end of June 2015.

“I am grateful for the strong leadership Jim has provided since becoming part of this team,” said Governor Brownback. “He brought about many improvements that have allowed us to operate in a more efficient and businesslike manner.”

Clark is a former Vice President of Kansas Gas Service, now a division of Oneok, Inc. Prior to that he was Vice President at Westar, Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Regis University in Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve Governor Brownback and the people of the Great State of Kansas,” Clark said. “When I agreed to serve as secretary of Administration for Governor Brownback for two years I had specific tasks that he asked me to initiate. While most plans have been amended several times, the projects are complete or well on their way to implementation. Now is the appropriate time for me to transition back to retirement and bring new leadership to the agency over the coming weeks.” 

The mission of the Kansas Department of Administration is to serve the taxpayers of Kansas and state employees with excellent customer service.