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Franklin Appointed Communications Director in Health and Family Services Cabinet

Press Release Date:  April 21, 2005
Contact:  Janis Stewart, 502/564-6786

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services today announced the appointment of Vikki Y. Franklin as director of the Communications Division in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.  The Division of Communications provides information to the general public, media and employees about CHFS programs and issues.

“We are delighted to have someone of Vikki’s caliber join us to head up CHFS communications efforts.  She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of public relations,” said Dr. James W. Holsinger, Jr., Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  “I am certain that Vikki’s leadership will be invaluable as we work to tell Kentuckians about the outstanding programs within CHFS and what types of health and family services are available to them.”

Franklin comes to state government from Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington where she was the marketing coordinator.  She has a strong and varied public relations and print and broadcast journalism background. She began her career in public relations at the University of Kentucky’s Office of Public Relations and served as assistant director of the UK Chandler Medical Center’s Public Relations Office.

Franklin holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University at Bloomington and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va.

“I am excited about the opportunity to help tell the CHFS story,” Franklin said. “I have tremendous respect for the work of the Cabinet and am looking forward to working with the communications staff to spread the word about the good work of CHFS.”



Last Updated 4/21/2005