Gov. Bevin names former LG&E VP deputy secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

02/03/2016 02:29 PM

Governor Matt Bevin has tapped Greg Thomas as the Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Thomas, who lives in Louisville, previously worked for LG&E and KU Energy for more than 25 years, according to a press release.

“I am thrilled to have Greg Thomas joining the Transportation Cabinet as Deputy Secretary,” Bevin said in a release sent Tuesday evening. “His extensive private sector experience in providing statewide services and managing large budgets will be extremely beneficial for the Transportation Cabinet.”

Secretary Mike Hancock, served as an appointee under Gov. Beshear, has stayed on with the cabinet as acting secretary of the cabinet and is in process working with the General Assembly to develop a road plan.

In a statement, Thomas said he looked forward to joining the public sector.

“After many years in the private sector, I look forward to serving the citizens of the Commonwealth and working with the talented people in the Transportation Cabinet,” Thomas said in a statement.

In his role with LG&E and KU Energy he led and directed all statewide electric distribution operations and provided oversight for more than 700 employees and 1,000 contractors delivering quality electric service to nearly one-million customers, according to a press release.

Nick Storm

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