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Secretary Ambrose Wilson IV

Office of the Secretary

Secretary Ambrose Wilson IV
Ambrose Wilson IV was named secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet on Nov. 6, 2014, by Gov. Steve Beshear. Prior to that, Secretary Wilson had served as commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction (DHBC) since March 16, 2012. As commissioner of DHBC, Wilson had responsibility for oversight of the building construction industry and inspection process, enforcement of codes, and licensing/certification of industry professionals. Previously, he was deputy commissioner of the Department of Financial Institutions, being appointed to that post in 2008.
Prior to joining state government, Wilson was assistant vice president and human resource business partner for JP Morgan Chase in Lexington. Wilson has been a member of the Woodford County Board of Education since 1992, and is currently serving as chair. He also is secretary of the Kentucky School Board Association’s Education Foundation. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
Contact the Office of the Secretary 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 
Ambrose Wilson IV, Cabinet Secretary
Vicki Craycraft, Staff Assistant
Heather Combs, Policy Advisor

Office of Communications and Public Outreach

Dick Brown, Executive Director
Ricki Gardenhire, Information Officer
Carrie Searcy, Graphic Designer