BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy has appointed Ron J. Henson, a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, and 25-year veteran of government service, as First Assistant State Treasurer.

I am pleased to announce Ron’s appointment to my staff, said Treasurer Kennedy. In addition to more than 25 years of experience working in and around state government, he brings a high degree of professionalism and energy to the department.

Prior to his appointment, Henson served as undersecretary for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, where he managed budgets totaling over $400 million and more than 370 employees. He has also served as undersecretary and special assistant to Lt. Gov. Melinda Schwegmann and as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Buddy Roemer.

Henson, who resides in Baton Rouge, works with a number of non-profit and governmental organizations including the National D-Day Museum board of directors, the Gregory K. Burchell memorial scholarship fund and the Louisiana Business and Technology Center board of directors. He has focused his efforts primarily on honoring World War II veterans, supporting minority journalism students and helping small and emerging technology businesses prosper.

Henson is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where he received a bachelors of science degree in business administration. He also attended LSU Law School, the University of Arkansas, and LSUs Academy of Politics.

Jason Redmond, Deputy Treasurer
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