John Milburn

Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the Kansas Department of Administration

John Milburn (j'90, c'98) has nearly 30 years experience as professional journalist working for daily newspapers and The Associated Press. During that span, he developed beats in military affairs, government, K-12 education, politics. He cover activities at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley and the Kansas National Guard, as well as veterans affairs issues.

In his current role as director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the Kansas Department of Administration, John communicates with constituents, state agencies, local units of government, state legislators, vendors, state congressional delegation and the media. A considerable portion of his duties are to serve as liaison for the agency with legislators and to coordinate efforts with the governor's office.

John has a background in web management/development, as well as social media platforms to advocate for agency, policy issues and improve transparency of the organization.