Bevin appoints new Kentucky Transportation Cabinet secretary

A former deputy secretary was appointed Tuesday as secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving as acting secretary since March. 

Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Greg Thomas as KYTC secretary Tuesday. Thomas was appointed deputy secretary in February and named acting secretary in March after former Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock resigned.

“Greg possesses the leadership and management qualifications that are imperative for the Transportation Cabinet in these tough budgetary times,” Bevin said in Tuesday’s announcement. “His expertise in engineering and budget management, coupled with his ability to provide strategic direction, make him the perfect fit for this critical position within the administration.”

The governor’s office noted that Thomas most recently served as vice president of electric distribution for LG&E and KU Energy, LLC in Louisville, where he led and directed all statewide electric distribution operations and oversaw more than 700 employees and 1,000 contractors delivering electric service to 943,000 customers.

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