Commission on Women
Governor Beshear Appoints Member to Kentucky Commission on Women

Press Release Date:  Monday, February 18, 2008  
Contact Information:  Dick Brown
Work: 502-564-2611
Cell: 502-545-1035

FRANKFORT, KY (February 18, 2008) – Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Linda B. Roach to the Kentucky Commission on Women. This appointment will serve for a term expiring Jan. 17, 2012.

 Roach is a retired owner of Branstetter Mauk Consulting and a retired fundraising consultant for Woodford Hospital. She attended the University of Tennessee, where she studied communications. Roach replaces Sherri M. Craig, whose term has expired.

 The Kentucky Commission on Women is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all Kentucky women by seeking and promoting justice and equality.

 The Kentucky Commission on Women is mandated under state statute to conduct research and coordinate programs to educate the public about problems and issues pertaining to women. The Commission is also charged to serve in an advisory capacity to the governor and state and local government agencies.

Further, the Commission is to cooperate with federal government and other state governments in creating and participating in programs concerning women. And, the Kentucky Commission on Women is to encourage and advise the private sector in establishing local volunteer programs to improve the status of women.