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Walther names Brech State Budget Director

  • Posted Date: 05/14/2021
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    May 14, 2021

    Scott Hardin, DFA Spokesperson
    501-682-5339, scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov


    Robert Brech announced as State Budget Director

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 14, 2021) – Larry Walther, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), today announced Robert Brech will serve as DFA’s State Budget Director. Brech joins DFA after serving as General Counsel for the Arkansas Public School Resource Center since 2018. His prior work experience also includes four years as Chief Financial Officer for Department of Health along with 14 years as the Department’s Deputy General Counsel and four years as General Counsel.  

    “The State Budget Director must understand the unique needs of each Department, working closely with Department leaders, legislators, the Governor’s Office and others to build a budget that meets these needs,” said Secretary Walther. “Robert brings a thorough understanding of state government to the position of Budget Director. Due to his years in leadership with Department of Health and experience overseeing a significant budget, he has the ability to immediately lead DFA’s Budget team.”

    Brech’s first day with DFA will be Monday, May 24.

    “Robert is stepping into a job that in a normal year is one of the toughest in state government,” Governor Hutchinson said. “The Budget Division’s mission has been even more difficult during the pandemic as it has labored to ensure every department has sufficient resources while maintaining our balanced budget. Robert’s willingness to assume this challenge at this uncertain time speaks to his commitment to serve Arkansas. Robert understands the Budget Division’s key role in the day to day operation of state government, and he is up to the task.”

    Brech is a licensed attorney and attended the UALR Bowen School of Law. He has a degree in mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas.