Kendall Ison of Whitesburg has been named vicechairman of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).
Ison, 68, is also a member of the board of directors of the LKLP Community Action Council and the Cowan County Community Action Group, and serves on LKLP’s Head Start Policy Council and Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s Local Advisory Council.
Ison taught at Cowan Elementary School, worked at the Department of Human Resources in Letcher County supervising all public assistance programs, worked for 30 years for the United Mine Workers of America Health & Retirement Funds.
EKCEP administers Workforce Investment Act programs in 23 eastern Kentucky counties, working with community action agencies, area community colleges and regional universities, and state agencies.
EKCEP also operates the JobSight network of workforce centers throughout eastern Kentucky.