Clinton Carter serves as the Director of the Alabama Department of Finance. Carter was appointed State Finance Director in 2016 and serves at the direction of Governor Kay Ivey. As the State’s chief financial officer, Carter serves as an advisor to the Governor and the Legislature in all financial matters and is charged with protecting the financial interests of the State of Alabama. He is responsible for the administration and oversight of the Department of Finance and serves on various advisory boards and authorities.
Carter formerly served as the Deputy State Finance Director with the Bentley Administration, where he spearheaded the Road to a $Billion program, a cost-savings initiative generating over $1.2 Billion of annual savings to the State of Alabama. Following his time as Deputy Finance Director, Carter served as the Chief Financial Officer and the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs at the University of North Alabama.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Carter holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Joseph Wharton scholar, a BBA in Finance & Accounting from the University of North Alabama, and completed the Institute for Educational Management program at Harvard University. Prior to entering public service, Carter was the Director of Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions at Intergraph Corporation and in investment banking and finance with Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young.
Personally, Carter is married to the former Rebecca Porter from Florence and is the proud father of triplets… Caroline, Elizabeth and Henry.