Friday, 05 30, 2014
Contact: Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director of Public Affairs, Kentucky National Guard, Tel 502-607-1556
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2014) - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Michael Dossett as Director of Kentucky Emergency Management, effective June 1, 2014.
"Michael Dossett is the right man at the right time for this job," said Gov.
Beshear. "Kentucky's emergency management team has a proven track record,
putting it among the best in the nation. I have full confidence that, under
Mike's leadership, the safety and welfare of citizens of the Commonwealth
are in good hands."
Mr. Dossett served as KYEM's Resource Management Logistics Chief and
Regional Response Manager from 2009 - 2013.
As Director, Mr. Dossett will plan and direct disaster response and crisis
management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare
emergency plans and procedures for natural and man-made disasters within the
Mr. Dossett will work under Kentucky's Department of Military Affairs
Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini.
"We interviewed several highly skilled, experienced and qualified applicants
for this Director's position," said Tonini. "We are very fortunate to have
the caliber, diversity and expertise Mike Dossett brings to this post,
especially as we enter tornado and flood season."
Prior to working for KYEM, Mr. Dossett served as the Deputy Commissioner for
Kentucky's Department of Juvenile Justice as an Assistant Chief of Police
for Louisville Metro Police Department.