KGHIB Chairpersons


Chairperson                           Mary Elizabeth Bailey             Personnel Cabinet                               

Mary Elizabeth has worked in State Government, specifically Human Resources, for over 25 years. Throughout her career, she has served on numerous committees and is a member of the National Association for State Personnel Executives, CSG South-Staff Alliance for Intergovernmental Leadership, and Society for Human Resource Management. In her current role, Secretary Bailey provides executive policy and management support to the Cabinet's departments, offices, and divisions; promulgates administrative regulations; advises the Personnel Board and all agencies in the Executive Branch on matters pertaining to the classified service.

In her previous role as the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resource Administration, she oversaw the administration of the Commonwealth's employment application process, state payroll functions, personnel administration for all branches of government, official personnel records for state employees, the state Classification and Compensation system, the Executive Branch Performance Management Program, and state government's organizational structure. During her career, she led the largest human resource transformation in over thirty years with the implementation of the Kentucky Human Resource Information System including streamlining and modernizing the personnel administration process, hiring within the Executive Branch, and enhancing recruitment to ensure the commonwealth remains the employer of choice.

Vice Chairperson                  Tommy Loving                         Advisory Committee of State Health Insurance Subscribers ​

​Thomas M. (Tommy) Loving is a 53-year law enforcement veteran beginning his career at age18 as a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police. At 21 he was accepted to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort, becoming a Trooper in 1973. His assignments included Richmond, Elizabethtown, and Bowling Green Posts. While in Bowling Green he served as a Trooper and Detective. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1981 transferring to the Pikeville Post and then returning to the Bowling Green Post in 1982 as Administrative Sergeant. He retired from the Kentucky State Police in 1996 after over 26 years of service.

​On January 1, 1997 he was appointed as the Director of the Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force and continues to serve in this position. The Drug Task Force, through the combined efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, actively pursues groups or individuals who manufacture, distribute, or sell illegal drugs within the jurisdictional boundaries of Warren County. The Drug Task Force functions as an extension of all law enforcement agencies in Warren County.

He is a founding member of the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association established in 2004 with past service as Vice President, President and presently serves as Executive Director. The association represents over 400 officers involved in drug enforcement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He also services as the East Central Regional Director for the National Narcotic Officers’ Association Coalition and as a Board Member.​