Joe Meyer, deputy secretary of Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet for the past year, was named by Gov. Steve Beshear this week as secretary of the cabinet.
He replaces Helen Mountjoy, who left the post [last] week.
Meyer, 61, is an attorney and lives in Covington. He served as a state representative from 1982-88, and as a state senator from 1988-96.
He was chief of staff for Rep. Jim Callahan of Wilder in 2004, and has also served as the senior policy adviser for state auditor Crit Luallen. His reason for taking the top job in the cabinet was simple.
"Because the governor asked," Meyer said.
"It's a very interesting, very challenging position that's extremely critical to the Commonwealth."
Meyer will oversee a cabinet that has roughly 3,000 full- and part-time employees, and a budget of $2.5 billion. The education side provides services to the state's P-12 public schools. The workforce side connects Kentuckians with employment and training...
Monday, November 30, 2009
Governor pegs Covington's Meyer for post
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