Senior Staff


Terry R. Gill

Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Responsible for the development and administration of executive policies and for the overall management of the agency.

Vivek Sarin

Executive Officer, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Responsible for many of the Cabinet’s internal functions as well as the overall development of Kentucky’s workforce strategies.

Mandy Lambert

Commissioner, Department for Business Development Oversees programs and initiatives designed to support new investment, job creation and retention across the state.

Interim Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship Works to cultivate an entrepreneurial and small business support system through an array of programs, initiatives and partnerships benefiting entrepreneurs, small business owners and knowledge-based start-up entities.

John Bevington

Deputy Commissioner, Department for Business Development
Oversees programs and initiatives designed to support new investment, job creation and retention across the state.

Joe Lilly

Executive Director, Office of Research and Public Affairs
Responsible for supporting business development in the state through marketing and communications activities, research support, database and GIS analysis and development and site evaluation services.

Katie Smith

Executive Director, Office of Financial Services
Provides Cabinet-wide services in areas of accounting, budgetary and fiscal affairs, program administration, compliance, personnel and administrative functions.