LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Thursday, Governor-Elect Matt Bevin announced his transition team for taking over in Frankfort and it includes Brown-Forman executive Mac Brown as chairman. 

“I am pleased to announce that Mac Brown is leading our transition team,” said Governor-Elect Bevin. “Mac is highly respected for his business acumen and strategic planning experience with one of Kentucky’s most successful companies. It is an honor to have him leading this transition.”

“It is a privilege to serve Governor-Elect Bevin and our Commonwealth in this capacity. Matt is assembling an administration staffed by the best and brightest to usher in a fresh start for Kentucky,” said Mac Brown. “Our priority is to manage the transition in a deliberate, inclusive, and efficient manner. We have been preparing for this historic opportunity for several weeks and will continue to identify the right people for the right positions throughout the transition."

Members of the transition steering committee were also announced Thursday, they will be evaluating policy and personnel needs for Bevin's administration. 

“We have been given a clear charge by the people of the Commonwealth to lead with conservative principles,” said Governor-Elect Bevin. “I am committed to building an administration comprised of individuals exemplifying character, competence, & commitment to Kentucky. I am pleased to have such individuals on our initial team. All of us are united in our efforts to make Kentucky better for generations to come.”

Members of Governor-Elect Bevin’s Transition Steering Committee: 

Mac Brown, Chair
Jenean Hampton, Lt. Governor-Elect
Kristen Webb-Hill, Transition Director
Vivek Sarin, Governor’s Office
Rep. Jerry T. Miller, Steering Committee Director
John Hodgson, Budget & Operations Director
John Roach, General Counsel
Rep. Tom Kerr, Economic Development
Billy Harper, Education & Workforce Development
Kathy Walker, Energy & Environment
Bonita Black, Health & Family Services
Mark Sommer, Justice & Public Safety
Garth Kuhnhein, Personnel
Julie Denton, Public Protection & Labor
Brett Gaspard, Tourism, Arts & Heritage
Hal Heiner, Transportation
Maj. General Donald Storm, Department of Military Affairs
John Farris, Kentucky Retirement System
Frank Farris, Finance & Administration
Tom Stephens, Transition Personnel Director
Jessica Ditto, Communications Director

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