Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Senior Advisor Resigns

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 12, 2005  
Contact Information:  Carla Blanton
Michael Goins
Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Daniel Groves, who has served as senior advisor and chief of staff to Governor Ernie Fletcher, has resigned to pursue other career opportunities in the private sector. His resignation is effective today. Groves first notified the governor of his intention to resign on September 1.

“Ernie Fletcher is a man of remarkable character and intellect,” Groves said. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve him and Kentucky these past eight years, and I look forward to continuing that relationship for many years to come.”

Groves began working for Fletcher in 1994, serving as treasurer for his campaign for the state house. In 1997, Groves left the private sector to manage Fletcher’s campaign for U.S. Congress. Groves then joined Fletcher as his chief of staff on Capitol Hill.

A graduate of Asbury College, Groves managed or oversaw all of Fletcher’s federal re-elections, and managed his successful gubernatorial campaign in 2003, helping elect the first Republican governor in 36 years. Groves first joined the Fletcher Administration as chief of staff. In November, he was named senior advisor.

“Daniel has been a friend and a valued help to me for more than a decade,” said Governor Fletcher. “I wish him the very best in his new endeavors.”