The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Vicki O’Connell has been appointed as Human Resources Branch Manager for Law Operations. She is currently a Human Resources Administrator with DPA. Her expertise is in personnel and payroll. Since her employment with DPA she has gained knowledge in Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Workers’ Comp, and Family Medical Leave as well as understanding the vital services provided by DPA to the Commonwealth. Vicki started with the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2007 with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Before working for the Commonwealth she was part of the Top Management Team with McDonald’s Restaurants in Frankfort, Versailles and Lexington where she was employed as Marketing Director. Vicki has lived in Frankfort her entire life where she enjoys her kids and grandkids.