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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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