Robert D. Vance is secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, overseeing 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 and Board of Claims/Crime Victims Compensation Board. Vance served on all of the subcommittees of the Governor’s Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing in Kentucky.
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. He also has worked as an agricultural lender for Farm Credit Services, a trust examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency and a stockbroker for Bache & Co.
Vance has served as president of the Maysville-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, board chairman of the Kentucky Bankers Association School of Banking, vice chairman of the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Authority and is a past board member of the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, the Hayswood Foundation and UK Law School Alumni.
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