Governor-Elect Beshear Announces Transition Teams

FRANKFORT, KY (November 15, 2007) - Governor-elect Beshear today announced members of his Transition Teams for each state government Cabinet and the Office of the Governor.

"I am confident that I have put together a strong, talented and focused group of individuals to head the Transition Teams for each Cabinet of state government," said Beshear. "We only have a few weeks before I take office and a lot to accomplish as we determine the needs of each Cabinet."

The teams will be working in coming weeks to provide Governor-elect Beshear with information regarding the status and issues facing each Cabinet.

Governor's Office Transition Team

Chair: Ed Holmes - Lexington

Alice Baesler - Lexington
Fontaine Banks - Frankfort
Patsy Blevins - Frankfort
Rev. John Dunaway - Henderson
Eric Duncan - Lexington
Courtney French –Warsaw
Heather French Henry - Louisville
Vicki Glass - Louisville
Ellen Hesen - Louisville
Kevin Hockensmith - Versailles
Hollie Hopkins - Louisville
Phil Huddleston - Frankfort
Mike Libs - Owensboro
Max Maxwell - Louisville
Irv Maze – Louisville
Kerry Morgan - Bowling Green
Lee Murphy - Richmond
Rev. Albert M. Pennybacker - Lexington
Dick Prelopski - Frankfort
John Sterner - Louisville
Marsha Weinstein - Louisville
Denise White - Burgin
Dennis Williams - Covington

Personnel Cabinet Transition Team

Chair: Carol Palmore - Frankfort

Angie Dixon Cain - Walton
Margaret Daniel - Frankfort
Glenn Denton - Paducah
Laura Douglas - Louisville
Cecil Dunn - Lexington
Mike Fields - Louisville
Jerry Graves - Frankfort
Shelia Hawkins- Shelbyville
Lisa Higgins-Hord - Lexington
Lennie House - Lexington
Steve Huddleston - Warsaw
Tim Mauntel - Villa Hills
Leesa Moorman - Lexington
Don Offut - Lexington
Elissa Plattner - Camp Springs
Fred Sutterlin - Louisville
Denise Vazquez Troutman - Louisville

Economic Development Cabinet Transition Team

Chair: JoEtta Wickliffe - Harrodsburg

Carey Anderson - Louisville
Dave Armstrong - Louisville
C.V. Bennett - Harlan
Neville Blakemore - Louisville
Ron Carmicle - Louisville
Jim Cauley - Pikeville
Danny Koon - Slaughters
Eddie Dunn - Louisville
Betty Fox - Louisville
Sandra Frazier - Louisville
Anthony French - Louisville
Larry Hayes - Louisville
Wil Hodgkin - Winchester
Bernie Lovely - Lexington
John Merchant - Cincinnati
Jonathan Miller - Lexington
J. Bruce Miller - Louisville
Peyton Morton - Hazard
Rita Phillips - Louisville
Michael Pitino - Louisville
Paul Schwartz - Lexington
Maurice Sweeney - Louisville
Greg Wells - Hazard

Justice Cabinet Transition Team

Chair, Steve Pence - Louisville

Lois Baker - Whitesburg
Anthany Beatty - Lexington
Leonard Brashear - Hyden
Sue Cassidy - Covington
Chris Cohron - Bowling Green
Cleve Gambill - Louisville
Charles Geveden – Frankfort
Dan Goyette - Louisville
Michael Hance - Louisville
Debra Hensley - Lexington
William E. Herron - Louisville
Priscilla Johnson - Lexington
Lee Jones - Pikeville
Joe Justice - Pikeville
Bob Kellerman - Frankfort
Brucie Moore - Waverly
Nelson O'Donnell - Richmond
Lacey Smith - Louisville
Doug Sapp - Columbia
Brenda Sweatt - Louisville
Lynda Thomas – Lexington
Burr Travis - Ft. Mitchell
Eddie Woods - Louisville

Finance & Administration Cabinet Transition Team

Chair, Mark Guilfoyle - Crestview Hills

Benny Ray Bailey - Hindman
Jerry Bailey - Frankfort
Ron Carson - Frankfort
Mark Carter – Louisville
Joe Craft - Lexington
Stacey Epperson – Morehead
Jim Fugite - Elizabethtown
L.D. Gorman - Hazard
Joe Graviss - Versailles
Jean Hale - Pikeville
Diane Hancock - Lexington
Ed Hatchett - Frankfort
Jim King - Louisville
Sally Meigs - Frankfort
Tom Meng - Lexington
Mitchell Payne - Louisville
John Ridley - Dawson Springs
Brett T. Scott - Louisville
Carla Wallace – Louisville
Aubrey Williams - Louisville

Transportation Cabinet Transition Team

Chair, Ernesto Scorsone - Lexington

Glenda Berry - Louisville
J. Michael Brown - Louisville
Bill Cox - Madisonville
Eric McPeek - Pikeville
Zee Enix – Murray
Phil Hazle - Murray
Pam Miller - Lexington
Ron Morgan - Paducah
Phil Osborne - Lexington
Stacey Peyton - Dawson Springs
Joe Prather - Vine Grove
Bobby Russell - Richmond
Richie Sanders - Glasgow
Betty Seay - Bardstown
Howard Walker - Paducah
BD Wilson - Mt. Sterling

Health & Family Services Cabinet Transition Team

Chair: Eleanor Jordan - Louisville

Jack Burch - Lexington
Delquan Dorsey - Louisville
Bonnie Freeman - Louisville
Ann Garrity - Lexington
Jonathan Goldberg - Louisville
Kerry Harvey - Benton
Charles Housley - Hazard
Beth Jurich - Frankfort
Edgardo Mansilla - Louisville
Joyce Merritt - Lexington
Lil Press - Lexington
Jack Razor - Lexington
Robert Slaton - Louisville
Susan Turner - Frankfort

Commerce Cabinet Transition Team

Chair: Helen Mountjoy - Owensboro

Edith Asher - Pineville
Tom Baker - Bowling Green
Charles Buddeke - Prospect
Dr. Rodney Casada - Somerset
Lindy Casebier - Louisville
Mike Cooper - Lexington
Colmon Elridge - Cynthiana
Steve Glenn - Frankfort
Kathy Groob - Covington (previously Ft. Mitchell)
Ron Hill – Ft. Mitchell
June Hudson - Benton
Larry Kelley - Wickliffe
Shannon Knight - Cadiz
Jamie Link - Versailles
Chuck Matthews - Louisville
George Mills - Lexington
Jeff Morgan - Emmalena
Cissy Musselman - Louisville
Brian Patton - Lexington
Duncan Pitchford - Paducah
Genie Potter - Louisville
Bobby Scruggs - Frankfort
Benham Sims – Louisville
Doug Taylor - Cadiz
Clifford Turner - Louisville
Shannon White - Louisville

Education Cabinet Transition Team

Chair, Donna Moore - Lexington

David Allen – Louisville
John Paul Amis - Hazard
Walter Baker - Glasgow
Rachel Belin - Lexington
Margie Bradford - Bardstown
Tim Crawford - Corbin
Harold Doran - Murray
Adam Edelen - Lexington
Paul Friedlander - Paducah
Ernest Matt House - London
Brenda Jackson - Shelbyville
Bill Lile - Louisville
Nancy Lovett - Murray
Happy Mobelini - Hazard
Linda Nesbitt - Highland Heights
Donald Pace – Winchester
Sam Reddy – Hazard
Gerry Roll - Hazard
Jack Rose - Murray
Warren Rosenthal - Lexington
Lacey Smith - Louisville
Frances Steenbergen - Glasgow
Susan Stokes - Louisville

Environmental & Public Protection Cabinet

Chair, Steve Nunn - Glasgow

Scott Audus - Henderson
Nina Bonnie - Louisville
Jyotin Chandarana - Hazard
Sharon Clark - Harrodsburg
William Gorton III - Lexington
Jim Hays - London
Terry Hockensmith - Lexington
Bill Jones - Ashland
Ken Lucas - Union
Barry Martin - Hazard
Greg May - Pikeville
Ken Mullikin - Fort Thomas
Sue Orth - Cold Springs
Josephine Richardson - Whitesburg
Ben Richmond - Louisville
Mike Sparrow - Lawrenceburg
Sandy Watkins - Henderson
Virginia Woodward - Louisville
Bob Vance - Maysville
Isabel Yates - Lexington
*Transition teams are subject to transfers or additions.

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  • by mel Location: ky on Dec 9, 2007 at 10:06 AM
    well if you people thought about it . the casinos would bring jobs and money to your town and state.
  • by wilma Location: hindman on Dec 1, 2007 at 02:54 AM
    I am extremely glad to see Benny Bailey in your team.He has proved to be a outstanding asset to eastern Ky.Also eastern ky has not been left out this time.That is probably a first
  • by hhy on Nov 30, 2007 at 01:12 PM
    I dont know how good you are gonna b a a governer..but I wish he best to ya steve!
  • by steve on Nov 25, 2007 at 02:23 PM
    you are right Doug the peaple of ky got hook line and sinker.
  • by Doug Location: Leslie county on Nov 18, 2007 at 04:48 AM
    OK Eastern Ky. You voted this crowd in. Now, look at the representation that has been picked for you. I see the same ole blood suckers, they were lurking in the backround, in the shadows and halls of the goverment. I shutter when I think of the evil and criminal element that will creep in to our state as the casinos clutter our borders. Eastern Ky. will be sucked dry,again, by these leaches. Print this page for future reference. If I'm proven wrong, You can slap me.
  • by steve on Nov 16, 2007 at 05:39 PM
    steve pence oh my god what a loser what a nice little ernie fletcher set up i cant beleive this i should have known.


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