Served in U.S. House from 2004-2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2016) — The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Board of Directors unanimously selected Ben Chandler as the organization’s new president and CEO. Chandler will be formally introduced to the public at the foundation’s annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum on Sept. 19 in Lexington. Chandler succeeds Susan Zepeda, who has led the Foundation since 2005.
Chandler, who is currently the executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council, was a U.S. Congressman from the 6th Congressional District from 2004-2013. In addition, Chandler served as Kentucky’s State Auditor from 1991-1993 and Attorney General from 1995-2003.
“Having fought so hard for a healthier Kentucky during my time as Attorney General, I am beyond thrilled to be invited to build on the good work of Susan Zepeda and her team and to lead the Foundation to even greater impact,” Chandler said. “The health challenges in our state are very real, but so is the commitment to a healthier future for all our citizens.”
Chandler and a group of concerned citizens were instrumental in creating the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky through a charitable trust established as a result of the Blue Cross Blue Shield – Anthem merger in 2000.