Chief of Staff Beshear Names New Chief Of Staff By Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio • Aug 29, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has promoted his deputy chief of staff to the top spot. Louisville native Larry Bond was named chief of staff Wednesday. He replaces Mike Haydon, who died unexpectedly earlier this month. Beshear's Chief Of Staff Mike Haydon Dies By Associated Press • Aug 12, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The office of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday that chief of staff Mike Haydon has died at the age of 62.