Frankfort, Ky. – Governor Matt Bevin has named Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Deputy Secretary Greg Thomas as acting Secretary.
Thomas replaces Mike Hancock who submitted his resignation Thursday afternoon. Former Governor Steve Beshear appointed Hancock to the position in August 2009.
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.