Full Name

Jenny Goins

Job Title

Commissioner, Department of Employee Insurance

Company

Ky State Government, Personnel Cabinet

Speaker Bio

Jenny is the Commissioner for the Department of Employee Insurance with the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. She is responsible for the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, and Group Life, Dental, and Vision Insurance options. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, she served for seven years as the Deputy Commissioner. Jenny retired from the United States Air Force/Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant after a 25-year career that included duties related to combat communications, public speaking, journalism, human resources and education. Her last 10 years in the Air Force were spent teaching leadership, supervision and communication skills to military leaders and managing the teaching staff. After military retirement, Jenny spent 10 years in the corporate world as both an organizational development manager and senior HR leader before joining the State. She also provides training and motivational presentations for various non-profit groups and corporations. In 2015, Jenny was inducted into the Kentucky Military Hall of Fame. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning from Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the HR Certification Institute and serves on the Executive Committee for the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative.

Jenny Goins