Governor Steve Beshear on Wednesday announced that he appointed Larry Bond as his Chief of Staff.
Bond, who currently serves as deputy chief of staff, will fill the position previously held by Mike Haydon, who suddenly passed away earlier this month.
Bond is a native of Butler County who currently lives in Louisville.
He is a decorated U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War.
He has had a long career in local and county governments.
Prior to being named Deputy Chief of Staff in 2010, Bond was both Commissioner and later Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Protection, which oversees 11 agencies tasked with the common goal of protecting the public.
The Governor has not yet named Bond's replacement.