Duane served as state budget director in Kansas for 12 years in the administrations of three governors – Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson, and received the National Association of State Budget Officers’ Gloria Timmer Award for career achievements in a state budget office. Earlier, he represented Marion and Chase Counties for seven terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. Duane graduated from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Duane currently writes and speaks about the Kansas budget and state finances as a Senior Fellow with the Kansas Center for Economic Growth. THIS IS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.