Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Governor Fletcher appoints Timothy LeDonne commissioner of Department of Public Protection
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced the appointment of Timothy LeDonne as commissioner of the Department of Public Protection (DPP), an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC).
LeDonne, of Danville, was formerly deputy commissioner of the Department of Revenue. He also has served as chief of staff and deputy secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
“I am pleased to have Tim LeDonne as the commissioner of the Department of Public Protection,” said EPPC Secretary Teresa J. Hill. “It is one of the most diverse and challenging agencies in this cabinet, and I know Tim will do an outstanding job leading this department.”
A native of Pittsburgh, LeDonne earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gannon University, in Erie, Pa., in 1991. He earned a master’s in business administration in 2003 from Eastern Kentucky University. He is an Army veteran, having served as an Infantry captain and Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.
“I appreciate the opportunity and am honored to serve the Commonwealth in this capacity,” said Commissioner LeDonne. “This administration has done a great job of applying long-term solutions to issues that have been around for quite some time. I’m proud to be part of Secretary Hill’s team and am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”
DPP includes several diverse agencies, boards and commissions. They are the Office of Charitable Gaming, the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Board of Claims, the Crime Victims Compensation Board, the Office of Financial Institutions, the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction, the Office of Insurance, the Public Service Commission, the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority, the Board of Tax Appeals and the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.