Effective Nov. 7
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear today named Ambrose Wilson IV to serve as secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet.
“Ambrose’s experience in human resources and management will be an invaluable asset to the cabinet,” Beshear said. “In addition, he brings a background in both public and private sectors that will well serve the critical role that Public Protection plays in monitoring and regulating a number of activities that impact nearly every Kentuckian, from the financial soundness of our state chartered banks and investment companies to reviewing building permits and fire safety inspections.”
Wilson brings 28 years of human resources experience to the position. He currently serves as commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, a position he’s held since 2012, and previously served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Financial Institutions. In addition, Wilson has held office management and human resource positions within the legal, manufacturing and financial sectors.
Wilson takes over the position from Larry Bond, the governor’s chief of staff, who has served as acting secretary since May when Secretary Robert Vance resigned.
Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Kentucky.
The appointment is effective Nov. 7.