Kathy Butler came to the Walton County Sheriff's Office from Enterprise, Alabama where she served as the County Administrator. Her experience with Coffee County included the responsibility for the county-wide budgets, planning, personnel and direct supervision of all Commission staff. She served as the liaison between the County Commissioners and all other county elected officials and department heads.
She began her career in public accounting in 1979 after graduating with her degree in Business Administration from Troy University and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State Board of Accountancy in 1982. As a shareholder in the accounting firm of Carr, Galloway, Lolley and Averett, P.C. she was involved with the administration of an accounting practice in addition to quality control and audits of county and municipal governments.
In 1996 she sold her share in the accounting practice and obtained the designation of Personal Financial Specialist. She worked as a consultant several years while she spent additional quality time with her two young daughters, Michelle and Beth. Kathy also has experience in the financial institution arena where she held the position of Vice President of Accounting and Operations for the Citizens Bank in Enterprise, Alabama. She was responsible for the supervision of the accounting staff and for all regulatory and compliance reporting.