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Energy and Environment Cabinet

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The department's mission is to improve the quality and security of life for all Kentuckians by creating efficient, sustainable energy solutions and strategies; by protecting the environment; and by creating a base for strong economic growth.


Access the Department for Energy Development and Independence complete staff directory.​​​​


 DEDI Staff and Contact Information

John LyonsExecutive AdvisorOffice of the Commissioner
Karen WilsonEnvironmental Scientist Consultant SrOffice of the Commissioner
Amanda CookStaff AssistantOffice of the Commissioner
Susie PaulInternal Policy Analyst IIOffice of the Commissioner
Lee ColtenAssistant DirectorEfficiency and Conservation
Eileen HardyInternal Policy Analyst IIEfficiency and Conservation
Lona BrewerEnvironmental Scientist VEfficiency and Conservation
Michael KennedyAssistant DirectorFossil Energy Development
Kenya StumpAssistant DirectorRenewable Energy
Aron PatrickAssistant DirectorCarbon Management and Data Analysis
Adam BlandfordInternal Policy Analyst IIEnergy Generation Transmission, & Distribution / Data Analysis
Brandon NuttallEnergy ConsultantCarbon Management/ Kentucky Geologic Survey
Shiela MedinaEnergy ConsultantFossil Energy Development/ Center for Applied Energy Research