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Governor Fletcher Appoints Executive Director of Homeland Security
Press Release Date:  March 15, 2004
Contact:  Jeannie Lausche
Jason Keller
502-564-2611
 


Former Anti-Terrorism Coordinator Will Serve as New Director

             Frankfort, KY: Governor Fletcher announced today that Erwin Roberts will serve as the Executive Director for the Office of Homeland Security.  The Office of Homeland Security is responsible to prevent hostile attacks against the Commonwealth; reduce the Commonwealth’s vulnerability to these attacks; and minimize the damage and recovery from attacks that do occur.

             "It is a tremendous honor to be appointed Executive Director of Homeland Security by Governor Fletcher,” said Erwin Roberts.  “I look forward to working with federal, state, and local agencies and the private sector to strengthen homeland security in Kentucky.”

             Erwin Roberts received his Bachelors in History from Transylvania University in 1994 and graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Law in 1997.  After law school, Roberts became an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Fayette County.  As Assistant US Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Roberts served as the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator and Chief Information Officer and was a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

             As the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator, Roberts organized and lead monthly anti-terrorism meetings; facilitated information sharing and cooperation between federal, state and local agencies.  In addition, Roberts assisted with national anti-terrorism initiatives and acted as the liaison with Department of Justice Counter Terrorism Section and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Coordination.  As the anti-terrorism attorney for the US Attorney’s office, Roberts was responsible for prosecuting anti-terrorism matters and cases.  Currently, Roberts serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve JAG Corps.  






 

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