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Secretary Robert Vance

Office of the Secretary

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission presented Robert D. Vance with its prestigious Livingston Taylor Ethics Award on Nov. 15.  The award recognizes individuals, programs or agencies within the executive branch of state government for their outstanding achievement and contributions in promoting the ethical conduct of executive branch employees.  Vance was recognized for demonstrating the highest level of ethical standards in both management philosophy and daily operations.
 
Secretary Robert Vance accepts the Livingston Taylor Ethics Award

(LEFT TO RIGHT): Governor Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear,
Robert D. Vance, Executive Branch Ethics Commission Chair David Denton, commission member Rick Masters and Vice Chair Bill Francis. 
Photo by Creative Services  

 
Robert D. Vance, secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet since December 2007, oversees the Department of Financial Institutions; Department of Insurance; Housing, Buildings, and Construction; Kentucky Horse Racing Commission; Alcoholic Beverage Control; Department of Charitable Gaming; Board of Tax Appeals; Board of Claims/Crime Victims Compensation Board; Office of Occupations and Professions; and the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority.

A native of Grant County, he earned business and law degrees at the University of Kentucky. He also is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University and the Executive Banking Institute at the University of Louisville.
 
Vance, of Maysville, has spent most of his career in banking serving as chairman or senior officer of a number of banking institutions across Kentucky as well as Ohio and Indiana.
 
In November 2013, the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission presented Vance the prestigious Livingston Taylor Ethics Award for the 2011-2013 biennium. The commission established this biennial award program to recognize individuals, programs or agencies within the executive branch of state government for their outstanding achievement and contributions in promoting the ethical conduct of executive branch employees.  
 
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Contact Secretary Vance and his staff by calling 502-564-7760 or by email using the links below.  The mailing address is:
 
Public Protection Cabinet
Office of the Secretary
5th Fl., Capital Plaza Tower
Frankfort, KY 40601 
 
Executive Staff

Robert Vance, Cabinet Secretary
Dana Hawkins, Staff Assistant
Heather Combs, Policy Advisor