Kay Ivey was sworn in as governor of Alabama on April 10, 2017.
She grew up in the small town of Camden, Alabama in Wilcox County working on her father’s farm. After graduating from Auburn University in 1967, Ivey worked as a high school teacher and a bank officer.
She served as Reading Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives under Speaker Joseph C. McCorquodale and Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, where she worked to spur job creation and economic development across the State.
In 2002, Ivey became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since Reconstruction and was re-elected in 2006. As Treasurer, Ivey was committed to making the office more open, transparent, and efficient.
Ivey was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010, becoming the first Republican woman to hold the office in Alabama’s history. She again made history on November 4, 2014, by becoming the first Republican Lieutenant Governor re-elected to the office.
Ivey has been honored to receive numerous awards for her service to the State of Alabama, including the 2015 ALFA Service to Agriculture Award, Newmax’s 50 Most Influential Female Republican in the country and, most recently, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2016 Public Service Award.
She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary Club, and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA. Ivey is also the first Girls State alumnus to be elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.