General Administrative and Program Support (GAPS)
Cabinets Name New Head for Shared Administrative Services

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 09, 2009  
Contact Information:  Dick Brown
(502) 545-1035

   The secretaries of three Kentucky Executive Branch cabinets have named Holly McCoy-Johnson as the new executive director of the General Administrative and Program Support (GAPS) agency. McCoy-Johnson will replace Tommy Greenwell, who is retiring effective Feb. 1, 2009.

     McCoy-Johnson currently serves as Executive Director of the Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs for the Energy and Environment Cabinet. She has more than 13 years experience in various state agencies, including the Department of Mines and Minerals, the Kentucky Medicaid program and the Kentucky Health Policy Board. McCoy-Johnson is a graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

     GAPS is part of a shared services pilot project implemented among the Labor, Energy and Environment and Public Protection Cabinets in June of 2008. GAPS provides support to those cabinets for fiscal management, budgeting and auditing, human resource management and information services.

     “Tommy Greenwell has served the commonwealth for 37 years and has been an integral part of the many positive changes that have taken place during that time,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary J.R. Gray.  “His knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed and I know I speak for everyone in expressing our appreciation for his service to all Kentuckians.”

     Among other duties, Greenwell served for eight years as the commissioner of the former Department of Personnel, chief of staff to former Kentucky House Speaker Joe Clarke, assistant Secretary of State and various roles under several governors and lieutenant governors.

     “Holly’s work as legislative liaison for us, her background in various other state agencies and her drive to make sure the job is done right will mean a great deal to the success of the GAPS pilot program,” said Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters.

     “Holly will help continue the success of GAPS as we work to keep costs down through the idea that Executive Branch cabinets and agencies can share services while still delivering a quality end product for the people of Kentucky,” said Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Bob Vance.

     GAPS, while serving all three cabinets, is attached to the Labor Cabinet for

administrative purposes.