Brownback names interim secretaries for Corrections, Aging and Disability Services
Topeka ? Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday announced the appointments of two interim cabinet secretaries.
Johnnie Goddard will take over as interim secretary of Corrections at the first of next year, filling in for Secretary Ray Roberts, who is retiring. Goddard, a 30-year veteran of the correctional agency, has been deputy secretary of Facilities Management since 2012.
Brownback also named Tim Keck as temporary head of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. He will replace Kari Bruffett, who is resigning to take a job as policy director for the Kansas Health Institute.
Keck, a 1991 graduate of the Washburn University law school, has served as the deputy chief counsel at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment since 2011. He also serves as chief counsel for Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer.
Both appointments will take effect Jan. 1, and they will serve until Brownback names permanent secretaries for those agencies.