Kinney is associate commissioner in the Office of Finance and Operations (OFO)
at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). She first joined KDE from 2003
to 2008 and rejoined in 2015.
received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of
Kentucky (UK) and a juris doctorate from UK’s College of Law. She is a licensed
attorney in Kentucky and Florida.
Kinney and her husband, Scott, reside in
Frankfort. Her daughter, Megan, is a teacher in Franklin County Public Schools.