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State gets new malt beverage administrator

July 01, 2015 | | Comments 0

HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU

FRANKFORT — Veteran state official Holly McCoy-Johnson is the state’s new malt beverage administrator in the Department for Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Public Protection Secretary Ambrose Wilson IV appointed McCoy-Johnson to the position Wednesday, replacing Stephanie Stumbo, who resigned.

McCoy-Johnson has been executive director of General Administration and Program Support Shared Services (GAPS) which provides personnel, fiscal, budget, IT and operational support for the Public Protection Cabinet, Energy and Environment Cabinet and Labor Cabinet.

“Holly’s wide range of knowledge of the workings of state government and, in particular, the ability to build consensus among varied interests makes her an excellent choice for this very important role in ABC,” Wilson said in a release.

He added, “Stephanie Stumbo played a key role in helping Kentucky move forward in modernizing and streamlining the complicated laws and regulations that govern our alcoholic beverage industry. Her service to Kentucky and the many constituent groups in the industry was very valuable and I want to thank her for being part of this administration.”

McCoy-Johnson has more than 20 years of government experience, serving as executive director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Energy and Environment Cabinet, executive staff advisor for the Department for Natural Resources and staff assistant in the former Department of Mines and Minerals.

Replacing McCoy-Johnson at GAPS is Ray Perry, who has served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Insurance.

–Jack Brammer

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