When the Kentucky Cabinet of Commerce Comes to Kentucky!
Posted On July 16, 2021
The Kentucky Cabinet Of Commerce comes to Kentucky on April 19.
It’s been around for a while, but the Cabinet has had a few new faces, including CEO Paul Johnson.
Johnson has been the secretary of commerce since January, and has held the position since May.
He has been at the helm of the Cabinet since October, when the cabinet was named the Governor’s Cabinet, and he served as its secretary.
Johnson is a Republican, but he is a fiscal conservative and a staunch supporter of the state’s fiscal priorities.
Johnson is the latest in a string of cabinet secretaries to come to Kentucky, and the first to be tapped for a job in the state.
He was appointed to the post by then-Gov.
Matt Bevin, who appointed him to the position in January.
The Cabinet of Agriculture and Rural Development, which includes Johnson, has been in charge of the USDA’s agricultural programs in Kentucky since March of this year.
The Cabinet oversees food stamps, food and water conservation programs, crop insurance, farm income tax credit and agricultural development.
Johnson also served as the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
He is known for his strong support of Kentucky agriculture.
He helped to establish the Kentucky Pork Producers Association and the Kentucky Meat and Poultry Producers and the U-Pick Program.
He also worked to expand Kentucky’s state-owned electric utility, the Southern Electric Co., and the electric utility’s land acquisition program.
Johnson also helped promote Kentucky’s agricultural exports.
The Kentucky Department of Health also employs Johnson.
In addition to his position at the Kentucky Department Of Health, he is currently a senior vice president at the Louisville-based Cigna Corp.
Johnson, who is married with two daughters, has spent his career as a government official and a business executive.
He is currently serving as a trustee at the UPMC, where he also serves as president and chief executive officer.
He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Farm Bureau.