Shaniqua Johnson serves as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for DFPS. Prior to joining DFPS in 2016, she spent over 12 years with the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). During her time with the LBB, she assisted in the development of the biennial state budget; provided policy and fiscal analyses on agency and legislative proposals; and co-led office trainings for staff on techniques for analyzing and reviewing Operating Budgets, Base Reconciliations, and Legislative Appropriation Requests (LAR). Ms. Johnson helped develop and implement effective techniques for evaluating state agency programs, and conducted evaluations of state agency programs for cost savings and efficiencies.

Before that, she was an auditor with the Texas State Auditor's Office where she completed fiscal, performance, and compliance audits of state agencies.

Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University (renamed Texas State University in 2003) and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from LeTourneau University. She is also a graduate of the Governor’s Executive Development Program.