We told you earlier that Tom Preston was set to replace Adam Edelen.
We hear through the pinko traitor rumor grapevine that Tom Preston, current Senior Advisor for the Governor’s Office, could be appointed to replace Adam Edelen as the Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.
Spot-on, according the 84WHAS radio:
Beshear’s senior advisor for military affairs Thomas L. Preston will take over the job being vacated by Adam Edelen, who will become the Governor’s Chief-Of-Staff in mid-July.
Preston will maintain his Capitol office and also work out of OHS headquarters in Frankfort. Preston founded Preston Global, company that focused on corporate crisis management. He also served in the adminstration of former Governor Wendell Ford.
UPDATE: From the Governor’s press release. (No, they still don’t take anybody but newspapers seriously. So we’re obviously not on the press list.)
“Because of Tom’s lengthy public/private career in anti-terrorism as well as violent crisis prevention and response he’s a natural to step up, especially during this difficult fiscal period” Gov. Beshear noted.
He receives no additional compensation despite the additional duties and time required, the Governor said.
“I’m just a loyal utility infielder willing to do whatever helps my long time friend as well as the entire commonwealth. This transition should move quickly because of Adam’s fine work at OHS,” Preston stressed.
From thwarting Soviet assassination teams in Turkey, to overcoming sabotage in the U.S. Preston has engaged a wide variety of aggressively defiant situations.
He helped quell interruptions by terrorist sympathizers against former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while visiting this country. Diffusing a death threat against a high profile CEO and his family, he located and guided law enforcement to an international terrorist group in Brooklyn, NY.
In the mid-80s he developed PURGE, a vulnerability assessment and countermeasure paradigm against terrorism and workplace violence.
A national magazine labeled one of his companies, “Among the 12 top strategic counseling firms in America.”