FRANKFORT, KY (November 28, 2007) - Governor-elect Steve Beshear today named EDC Executive Vice President Helen W. Mountjoy of Utica as the new Education Cabinet Secretary.
"Helen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in our state education system," said Gov.-Elect Beshear at the announcement earleir today. "Her commitment to making Kentucky a better place dates back to her service with me on the Kentucky Tomorrow Commission when I was Lieutenant Governor. Her drive, ambition and institutional knowledge make her a welcome addition to the Beshear/Mongiardo Administration."
As EDC Executive Vice President, Mountjoy directed EDC’s efforts in workforce development. She served as the director of the Regional Alliance for Education, the region’s business/ education roundtable. She is the current chair of the Owensboro Advisory Board for BB&T. She serves on various boards, including the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Prior to coming to EDC, Mountjoy served as Chair of the Kentucky Board of Education through the implementation of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.