John Horne has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Office of Legal Services and General Counsel. John is a native of Lexington and is a graduate of the UK College of Law. John spent 22 years serving the Cabinet, most recently as General Counsel for the DEP. For the past four years John has practiced environmental law with Dinsmore & Shohl in Frankfort. John currently lives in Lexington with his wife and three children.
Mike Haines has accepted the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Legal Services for the Department for Natural Resources and will report to John. Mike has served the Cabinet since 1988, most recently as Executive Director of the OGC. Mike is also a graduate of the UK College of Law.
Haley McCoy is our new Executive Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. She will be our key point of contact with the General Assembly as well as local and federal office holders. Haley is a recent graduate of the UK/UL Executive MBA program and she comes to us from the Cabinet for Economic Development, where she has served as Senior Project Manager. Prior to that Haley worked for Jackson Energy Cooperative. She also served on the Board of Directors for the SOAR initiative in eastern Kentucky while at Jackson Electric. Haley, a native of Jackson County, Kentucky, currently resides in Richmond with her husband and two children.