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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.


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 DEDI Staff and Contact Information

John "Rick" BenderExecutive Advisor
Karen WilsonEnvironmental Scientist Consultant Sr
Amanda CookStaff Assistant
Susie PaulInternal Policy Analyst II
Lee ColtenAssistant Director
Eileen HardyInternal Policy Analyst II
Lona BrewerEnvironmental Scientist V
Michael KennedyAssistant Director
Kenya StumpAssistant Director
Brandon NuttallEnergy Consultant
Shiela MedinaEnergy Consultant