FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2014) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Michael Dossett as director of Kentucky Emergency Management, effective June 1, 2014.
“Michael Dossett is the right man at the right time for this job,” Beshear said. “Kentucky’s emergency management team has a proven track record, putting it among the best in the nation. I have full confidence that, under Mike’s leadership, the safety and welfare of citizens of the commonwealth are in good hands.”
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Dossett served as KYEM’s Resource Management Logistics Chief and Regional Response Manager from 2009 to 2013.
As director, Dossett will plan and direct disaster response and crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural and man-made disasters within the commonwealth.
Dossett will work under Kentucky’s Department of Military Affairs Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini.
“We interviewed several highly skilled, experienced and qualified applicants for this Director’s position,” said Tonini. “We are very fortunate to have the caliber, diversity and expertise Mike Dossett brings to this post, especially as we enter tornado and flood season.”
Prior to working for Kentucky Emergency Management, Dossett served as the deputy commissioner for Kentucky’s Department of Juvenile Justice as an assistant chief of police for Louisville Metro Police Department.