Advertisement

Archive for Friday, June 26, 2009

Kansas secretary of aging resigning to work for Sebelius in Washington

June 26, 2009

Advertisement

Kansas Secretary of Aging Kathy Greenlee, of Lawrence, will be following her old boss, former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, to Washington, D.C.

After being nominated by President Barack Obama, Greenlee has been confirmed by the Senate as the Assistant U.S. Secretary for Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius is now head of Health and Human Services.

“Kathy has served Kansans well for many years in various roles in state government,” Gov. Mark Parkinson said. “She helped make our state a better place, representing the best interests of all Kansans. I wish her all the best in her new position.”

Greenlee has resigned from the state aging agency. Parkinson announced the appointment of Martin “Marty” Kennedy as interim secretary for the agency. Kennedy had been serving as deputy secretary. Greenlee had been Kansas secretary of aging since 2006. Before that she served as the state’s long-term care ombudsman and assistant secretary of aging.

She was Sebelius’ general counsel when Sebelius was state insurance commissioner. When Sebelius was elected governor, Greenlee served as her chief of staff and chief of operations.

Greenlee is a graduate of Kansas University with degrees in business and law.

Comments

justthefacts 5 years, 5 months ago

Way to go Kathy! Kansas will miss you and your talents, but I know you will do us proud!

KEITHMILES05 5 years, 5 months ago

Kathy working for Kathy. Who woulda thunk?

LawSW 5 years, 5 months ago

The writing is unclear. The sentences following Martin "Marty" Kennedy's role describes "she" as in "Kennedy had been serving as deputy secretary. SHE had been Kansas secretary of aging since 2006. Before that SHE served as the state’s long-term care ombudsman and assistant secretary of aging." If I recall correctly, isn't Martin Kennedy from Lawrence as well? And the name Martin certainly sounds as though "he", is in fact, a "he" and not a "she."

KS 5 years, 5 months ago

This is no great loss for Kansas.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.