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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom

New Directors Named

Wednesday March 2, 2005

Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced two changes to Metro Government departmental leadership.

Tom Campbell, a former commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, has been appointed director of Louisville Metro Corrections. Campbell had been serving as the department’s interim director since Jan. 3.

“We received exceptionally positive feedback from people within Corrections during Tom’s service in this interim period,” Abramson said. “His experience and credentials are such that we needed to look no further for a qualified professional to lead our jail operations.”

Campbell, 55, worked for three decades in the Kentucky Department of Corrections, starting as a recreation director at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and capping his career as the leader of Kentucky’s entire correctional system.

He served as warden at three prisons and deputy warden at the Kentucky State Reformatory. Campbell also served as executive director of the Kentucky Parole Board for more than a year, overseeing administrative responsibilities of the review panel.

Prior to joining Metro Government, Campbell worked part-time as a corrections consultant after retiring from state government in 2001.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure as interim director and have developed a deep appreciation for the challenges that Metro Corrections employees face each day,” Campbell said. “I look forward to working together with the staff and other related agencies to further develop a Corrections Department that will be a model for other departments and jails.”

Bunton Named Interim Director of CAP
Abramson also announced that Kimberly Bunton will serve as interim director of the Community Action Partnership. The agency’s former director, Karen Hawkins Blade, resigned last week to pursue other opportunities.
The Community Action Partnership provides a range of family and senior services and work-readiness programs.
Services include the low-income home energy assistance program, providing heaters and fans to families in emergencies, home-weatherization assistance, youth summer lunch program, foster grandparent program and a senior citizen volunteer program. Bunton, 34, also will continue to serve as director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning.