Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Personnel Cabinet Secretary

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 16, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Deputy Secretary of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet Brian Crall accepts appointment

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced the appointment of Brian Crall as secretary of the Personnel Cabinet. The appointment is effective immediately.

“Brian’s extensive leadership and state government experience make him the ideal choice for this role,” said Governor Fletcher. “Since joining the administration in 2004, Brian has shown a passion for public service and a willingness to serve the Commonwealth in every way he can. I appreciate Brian’s eagerness to step into this critical role as we continue working to move Kentucky forward.”

A graduate of Murray State University, Crall served as assistant director of the Hopkins County YMCA from 1981 to 1985 and as CEO of the Owensboro Family YMCA from 1985 to 2000. From 2000 to 2004, Crall worked as CEO of Progress Printing in Owensboro.

In 1995, Crall was elected to serve as State Representative for the 13th District. He served in that position until April of 2004, when he resigned to accept a position as Deputy Secretary of Governor Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet.

“I am honored to serve the Governor, our State Employees and our Commonwealth in this new role,” said Crall. “My years on the State Government Committee and my experience with health insurance issues should serve to provide me with helpful insights into the issues that face our state employees and the taxpayers who underwrite our state government.”

“Brian is a dedicated public servant who has a passion for helping people,” said Robbie Rudolph, executive secretary of the Governor’s Cabinet. “State employees will be well served under his leadership.”

“Having served with Brian in the House, I found him to be capable, conscientious and always open to honest and constructive dialogue,” said Rep. Derrick W. Graham (D-Frankfort). “I look forward to working with him in this new role.”

Crall and his wife, Cyndi, live in Frankfort with their two daughters, Aliea and Gabrielle.