Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Appoints New Employees
Frankfort, Ky- Roger Thomas, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy announced three appointments to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP): Dr. Jennifer McGehee Marsh, General Counsel; Cyndi Hall, Executive Assistant; and Bret Hopkins, Staff Assistant.
Dr. Jennifer McGehee Marsh was appointed as General Counsel for GOAP. Jennifer received a BA in Biology, a PhD in Environmental Toxicology, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. Previously she served as General Counsel for the Kentucky State Senate; Chief Science Advisor and Assistant VP of Academic Affairs for the Council on Postsecondary Education; and Administrator and Associate Director of Research and Development for the University of Louisville’s Brown Cancer Center. Jennifer’s farming experience includes raising cattle, tobacco, and shrimp in Montgomery County. She now lives in Louisville with her husband David.
Cyndi Hall was appointed to GOAP as Executive Assistant. She will be assisting the Executive Director, General Counsel, Director of Communications and Director of Operations. Cyndi received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Home Economics, with a minor in Education from Valparaiso University. Her previous employment includes working as an Administrative Assistant for GOAP, a personal banker for Bank One and retail sales. She currently lives in Jessamine County.
Bret Hopkins was appointed to GOAP as Staff Assistant. He will be assisting in GOAP’s compliance efforts as well as providing staff support to other office areas. Bret graduated from Eastern Kentucky University this past year with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. In 2005 he was a Legislative Intern for Representative Jimmy Lee. Brett currently lives in Frankfort.
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 results in a brighter future for the Commonwealth.
For more information on GOAP visit our website at http://agpolicy.ky.gov.