Speakers

Speakers


The 2021 KACo Conference & Exposition will feature state and national experts on the topics that matter most to county officials, including cybersecurity, finance, economic development, legislative affairs, hiring and retaining employees, federal funding and more. Click on the speaker's image to read their bio. 

 

Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling
United States Marine Corps (Ret.)
Meagan Johnson
Nationally recognized multi-generational expert and author
Governor Andy Beshear
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Daniel Cameron
Attorney General, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Jim Gray
Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
David P. Givens
Senate President Pro Tempore
Senator Robby Mills
Kentucky General Assembly
Representative Michael Meredith
Kentucky General Assembly
Ed Owens III
Chief Executive Officer, CERS
Kevin L. Kliesen
Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Barry Stilz
Member, Kinkead & Stilz
Lynn Zellen
Member, Kinkead & Stilz
Michael W. Clark
Director, University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research
Benton Shirey
Director of Corporate Educational Partnerships, Eastern Kentucky University
Kaylee Price
Senior Vice President, RunSwitch PR
Kent A. Chandler
Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Stephen Oakes
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Kim Hall
Director of Membership, NACo
Kyle Cline
National Director of Strategic Partnerships, NACo
Tiffany Finley
Executive Director, Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY
David Helmers
Producer, Railbird Festival
Steve Gold
Henderson County Attorney
Steve Henry
Judge/Executive, Webster County
Alan Worden
Founder/CEO, Community Data Platforms