Buddy Hoskinson, MA

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Buddy Hoskinson is the Executive Director for Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Office and Chairman of the Unemployment Insurance Commission under the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet. He is responsible for overseeing the states unemployment insurance programs regarding all administrative & operational services and ensures that tax and benefit components of Kentucky’s Trust Fund is properly administered for the Commonwealth and adheres to all state and federal laws. He also brings over 34 years of experience in higher education and workforce development in higher education institutions in the non-for-profit, for-profit sector as well as state government settings. Mr. Hoskinson has had the pleasure to serve three Kentucky governors.

Mr. Hoskinson serves on the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) board and chairs the National Unemployment Insurance Committee for NASWA. He has previously served on the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (AHBES) Commission, Executive Committee, Governance, Annual Review Committee, Substantive Change and National Conference Planning Committee (Served as past chair). He also brings service leadership experience from the University of Kentucky Human Development Institutes Post-Secondary Education and Transportation Committees, Kentucky’s State Autism Council, Kentucky’s Alzheimer Task Force, Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a member of the Kentucky Rehabilitation Association.

Buddy lives in Georgetown, Kentucky with his wife and son. He also has a daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren that reside in Bowling Green, Kentucky.