NASCA Announces Goodson as an At-Large Director on its Executive Committee 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

[LEXINGTON, KY] The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) announced the election of Barbara Goodson as an At Large on its Executive Committee. Goodson previously served on the NASCA Executive Committee as an Alternate member.  

“I am honored to participate as a member of the Executive Committee for NASCA and look forward to working with all the members of the organization,” said Goodson“NASCA offers the ability for us to work collaboratively with other state administrators and private sector partners in order to benefit the citizens of our respective states.” 

Goodson has twice served as Deputy Commissioner of Administration for the State of Louisiana, first from 2008 to 2010 under a previous governor and then from 2016 to today under the administration of Gov. John Bel Edwards.  

She is the number two executive in the Division of Administration which is Louisiana’s management arm and the hub of its financial operations. The agency has approximately 1,600 employees with responsibilities that include budget development and oversight, the state’s construction program, facilities, state payroll, statewide accounting, purchasing, contracting, employee health insurance, state property insurance, technology services and numerous other programs.  

Goodson has a long career in state government including serving as Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the Louisiana House, Director of the State Bond Commission, State Economist for the Division’s Office of Planning and Budget and Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration for the state’s higher education management board – the Board of Regents.