Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Kentucky Commission on Women

Press Release Date:  Monday, February 05, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed three members to the Kentucky Commission on Women.

Peggy L. Walker, of Crescent Springs, is an accountant for the St. Luke Community Foundation, which raises money for the St. Luke Hospitals.  Walker received a bachelor’s degree in business and education from the University of Cincinnati.  She has served as a volunteer for the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary and the American Heart Association.  She is married to Lawson Walker II.

Amy G. Kennedy, of Vanceburg, is the programs director for the Buffalo Trace Area Development District.  Kennedy received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and communication arts from Georgetown College.  She is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Nancy E. Eskridge, of Owensboro, is a self-employed manufacturing representative.  Eskridge is a graduate of Leadership Owensboro, Leadership Kentucky and the Owensboro Police Academy for Citizens. She serves as a member of the Owensboro Board of Education and is a member of the Daviess County Rotary.  She is married to Joseph Eskridge.

Kennedy and Eskridge have previously served on the commission.

The Kentucky Commission on Women is mandated to promote, encourage and provide advisory assistance in the establishment of local volunteer community improvement programs for, and in the interest of, women.  The commission consults with the Governor on important women’s issues and cooperates with the federal government and with the governments of other states in programs relating to women.

In addition, the commission is dedicated to elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth, empowering them to overcome barriers to equity and expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Pat A. Freibert serves as chairwoman of the commission.  Glenda Haney-Woods serves as executive director.