Thursday, March 3, 2016

Governor taps interim transportation secretary

Gov. Matt Bevin today named Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) Deputy Secretary Greg Thomas as acting Secretary. Thomas replaces Mike Hancock who submitted his resignation this afternoon. Hancock was Secretary when construction started in 2012 on the U.S. 641 relocation project in Crittenden County.

Thomas was appointed Deputy Secretary in February 2016. He began his career in the industry as a technical engineer for Kentucky Utilities (KU). Over the years, he has held many diverse positions in the electric distribution sector including customer service engineer, field operations coordinator, division engineer, district manager, division vice president, regional general manager, and director of Distribution Operations and Energy Delivery.

At Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E), Thomas was responsible for the safe, reliable and strategic operation of the statewide electric distribution system and related regulatory and compliance functions.

Thomas has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Thomas served on the American Gas Association Executive Council, the Southern Gas Association Executive Committee and the board of the American Red Cross.

He lives in Louisville with his wife, LuAnn, and their two sons, Will and Gus.