Cabinet for Economic Development

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  Janet Williamson, (502) 564-7670  

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Wm. T. “Bill” Robinson III, of Erlanger, to the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board.

Robinson is an attorney and partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC and chairs the firm’s Strategic Planning and Expansion Committee.  He is the former managing partner of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati offices of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, PLLC.  Robinson received a bachelor’s degree in history from Thomas More College and a juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He is treasurer of the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors.  He is a member of the boards of the American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association Retirement Funds and the American Bar Endowment.  

Robinson is a founding board member and secretary/treasurer of the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation and is a founding board member of CincyTech USA.  He serves on the National Advisory Council of the Freedom Center and on the Stewardship Council of Vision 2015.  Robinson is immediate past chair of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Board, past president of the Kentucky Bar Association and past chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Kentucky Chamber.  In 2005, Robinson was named Northern Kentuckian of the Year.

The General Assembly created the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board in 1992 to direct the state’s economic development efforts.  The partnership is composed of 13 members.  Eight private-sector members represent each of the state’s congressional districts and different sectors of its economy.  The secretaries of four cabinets – Economic Development, Finance and Administration, Environmental and Public Protection and Commerce – serve as public-sector, ex-officio members.  The Governor serves as chairman of the partnership.


The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for creating new jobs and new investment in the state. New business investment in Kentucky in 2006 totaled more than $3.4 billion with the creation of over 18,200 new jobs. Information on available development sites, workforce training, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other resources is available at