Sept. 19, 2012 — The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program Inc. has announced that Morehead State University alumnus Michael Cornett as its director of Agency Expansion and Public Relations.
Cornett is a 1997 honors graduate of MSU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications.
“Michael not only brings a great deal of knowledge, enthusiasm, and proven experience to his position, but he also returns to us with a strong history with EKCEP and knowledge of the workforce system that will help us as we move forward in charting our direction for the future,” said Jeff Whitehead, EKCEP executive director.
Cornett returns to EKCEP after spending four years as director of marketing and public relations with The Center for Rural Development. He administered all marketing, public relations and media relations efforts for The Center, an initiative launched in 1996 by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers.
“I carry a lifelong passion about improving the quality of life in Eastern Kentucky, and few organizations provide as a wide variety of innovative and effective services that change people’s lives as Eastern Kentucky C.E.P.,” Cornett said. “I look forward to working with our agency’s leadership and board members to help us continue to develop, thrive, and experience unprecedented relevance in our 23-county service region.”
Prior to entering public relations and marketing, Cornett was a reporter, writer, and news editor at The Winchester Sun and Appalachian News-Express newspapers, in Clark and Pike counties respectively.