Governor's Office for Local Development
KIA Board Appoints New Executive Director

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 09, 2008  
Contact Information:  Cindy Lanham

FRANKFORT, KY (May 7, 2008) –  In a special board meeting held May 1, 2008, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority appointed John E. Covington, III as the new Executive Director. 

Covington has worked for the KIA for 16 years as a Financial Analyst and Treasurer.  He has a total of 23 years combined service working in Kentucky State Government with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Centre College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Kentucky University. 

“I’m very pleased that we could promote such an experienced and talented member of the KIA staff to such an important leadership role in developing the Commonwealth’s infrastructure,” said Tony Wilder, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) and Chairman of the KIA Board. 

“I look forward to working with the Beshear administration in continuing the Authority’s mission to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians through safe drinking water and wastewater treatment,” said Covington.  The KIA was created in 1988 to provide the mechanism for funding construction of local public works projects. 

Covington lives with his wife, Mendy, in Frankfort and has two children. 

Also recently appointed, John Herald joins the KIA staff as Executive Assistant to the Director.  Herald previously worked for Marquette Partners LP as a derivatives trader and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Centre College.