49th Annual KACo Conference & Exposition
Nov. 15-17, 2023 | Central Bank Center | Lexington, KY

Thanks for a great conference! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year as we celebrate KACo's 50th anniversary at the Galt House in Louisville, Nov. 13-15, 2024. 


Featured Speakers  

Beth Ziesenis
Your Nerdy Best Friend
Scott Harvey
Speaking of Harvey, Inc.
Phillip Van Hooser
Andy Beshear
Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Robert Stivers
Senate President, Kentucky General Assembly
David Osborne
Speaker of the House, Kentucky General Assembly
Jason Petrie
State Representative
Jim Gray
Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Ryan Quarles
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Angela Evans
Fayette County Attorney
Bobbi Jo Lewis
Commissioner, Rural and Municipal Aid, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Jeremy Slinker
Director, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Colin Glover
Cybersecurity Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Jessi Gross
Government Area Sales Manager - Southeast Region, General Motors
Joe Rulison
CEO, three+one
Jeffrey Mando
Member, Adams Law PLLC
Eric Johnson
Executive Director, Supporting Heroes
Keith Brock
Senior Vice President, Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC
R.J. Palmer
Senior Vice President, Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC
Lauren Carr
Executive Director, Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention
Jared Wells
Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
Stephanie Robey
Assistant Director of Administration, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Dustin Heiser
Assistant Director of Operations, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Kelly Harding
Vice President of Benefits, HUB International / KACo Benefits Group



KACo conference attendees encouraged to donate items to AMEN House

KACo has partnered with the AMEN House to provide items of need to their clients. Attendees are encouraged to bring items, including:

  • Gloves, socks, hats and underwear for men, women and children
  • Non-perishable food items such as coffee, flour and sugar
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, soap and laundry detergent

Attendees can drop off their donated items at the KACo registration desk.

Learn more about the AMEN House here.


Schedule of Events

View the full agenda here


Wednesday, Nov. 15

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
County-Related Meetings

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Exhibitor setup

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration open

1 – 4 p.m.
*Opening General Session

4 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibits open

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16

8 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration open

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Exhibits open

9 a.m. – Noon
*General Session

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
*Breakout Sessions

4:30 – 5 p.m.
Election of 2nd Vice President

6 – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Banquet and Installation of Officers and Board

Friday, Nov. 17

8 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – Noon
*Wrap-up Session



* Up to 12.5 hours of HB 810 training credit available