Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Appoints New Employees
Frankfort, KY. (January 10, 2007) - Keith Rogers, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP), announced three appointments to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy: Nicole Ray, Administrative and Marketing Specialist; Kylee Smith, Compliance Specialist; and Katie Keaton, Staff Assistant.
Nicole Ray was appointed to GOAP as the Administrative and Marketing Specialist for the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation. Nicole is a 2003 graduate of Western Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising with a minor in Marketing. Nicole has been with GOAP since July 2004, as an Administrative Assistant. Nicole is originally from Lawrenceburg, KY and now resides in Lexington, KY.
Kylee Smith was appointed to GOAP as a Compliance Specialist. Kylee is a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville where she received a Bachelors of Science in Communications. Previously Kylee was employed as a Pharmacy Technician at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Shelbyville and worked four years with Republic Bank & Trust in Lexington as a Customer Service Representative. Kylee is completing her first year as assistant cheerleading coach at Shelby West Middle and she resides in Shelbyville, KY.
Katie Keaton was appointed to GOAP as Staff Assistant. Katie is a graduate of Scott County High School. Katie previously worked for the Transportation Cabinet as an Office Support Assistant with the Division of Tolls Facilities. She is a member of Safe Harbor Baptist Church and resides in Georgetown, KY.
The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy provides a direct link between Kentucky’s Governor and one of Kentucky’s most important industries, agriculture. GOAP administers the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (Phase I), the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation, and the Kentucky Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (KCADE). GOAP is committed to providing leadership to develop and implement agricultural development policies, and represents Kentucky’s interests as national policy is developed which result in a brighter future for the Commonwealth.