(AP) — Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock has resigned the post, and Gov. Matt Bevin has chosen a deputy to be acting secretary.
Bevin's office said in a statement Thursday that he named Greg Thomas to replace Hancock. Thomas was appointed deputy secretary in February.
Thomas started out as a technical engineer for Kentucky Utilities and has worked in various positions in the electric distribution sector. He also worked with Louisville Gas and Electric in the statewide electric distribution system.
He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Hancock became acting secretary in 2009, and former Gov. Steve Beshear officially appointed him to head the cabinet the next year. He has spent his career in various positions in the Transportation Cabinet.