Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher and Transportation Cabinet Secretary Maxwell C. Bailey have appointed David Ray to serve as Executive Director of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG is responsible for promoting integrity, accountability, and efficiency within the cabinet by investigating reports of waste, fraud, and abuse. Investigations conducted by OIG staff include examining specific allegations, reports, or other information indicating possible violation of law or regulation.
“I was elected with a mandate to change the way business was done in Frankfort, to restore hope and eliminate waste, fraud, abuse and inefficiencies in state government,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Because of David Ray’s extensive background in security, investigative work, and safety issues, I am confident he will be an asset to my administration in achieving these endeavors.”
"I look forward to serving the people of Kentucky in this position and am honored by my appointment,” said Ray. “It is a tremendous opportunity to work with Governor Fletcher, Secretary Bailey and Deputy Secretary Murgatroyd."
Prior to joining the Transportation Cabinet, Ray was self-employed as a security, safety and management consultant where he conducted various types of investigations. From 1965 to 1996, he served the United States Secret Service (U.S.S.S.) in Washington D.C., North Carolina and Kentucky. Throughout his employment with the U.S.S.S., he guarded seven presidents from Johnson to Clinton and held positions such as special agent in charge and deputy assistant to the Director of the Office of Training. In addition, Ray attended Centre College in Danville where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.
Ray and his wife Pamela, a retired schoolteacher, reside in Shelby County. They have four children and eight grandchildren.