Public Protection Cabinet
Stephanie Stumbo Named to ABC Post

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 30, 2008  
Contact Information:  Jim Carroll, 502-564-5525  

      Stephanie L. Stumbo has been appointed malt beverage administrator in the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. She had previously served as executive director of the Kentucky Public Service Commission.


     “Stephanie brings a strong administrative background to this position,” said Public Protection Secretary Bob Vance. “She will be an outstanding addition to ABC’s senior management team.”


     The current malt beverage administrator, Danny Reed, will fill the position of distilled spirits administrator. He replaces Jeff Middendorf, whose four-year term in that position will expire Dec. 31. Stumbo will serve out Reed’s unexpired, three-year term as malt beverage administrator.


     Stumbo has extensive management experience in state and local government. Prior to her appointment to the PSC last March, she served as Kentucky program director for G&H International Services Inc. (GHIS), a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm providing strategic and policy development support and program implementation services. Before joining GHIS, Stumbo was executive director of the Kentucky Community Development Office in the Governor’s Office for Local Development.