Andrews has lived in Louisiana since her family relocated here when she was in grade school. She has lived in Baton Rouge since moving here from Metairie to attend LSU in 1988. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU and went to work for the state after she graduated. She has worked in governmental accounting at the state level for 23 years.
The department's budget, personnel, contracts, and general operational duties are the responsibility of the Office of Management and Finance, managed by the Undersecretary, who is also appointed by the Governor.