Frank Burns, M.D. -
The KAEPS Executive Director is also Chief Lobbyist. In this role, Jamie leads the team of contract lobbyists from Commonwealth Alliances to implement the legislative strategy set forth by Legislative Chair Dr. Frank Burns and members of the Board of Directors.
Jamie previously served as a contract lobbyist after starting her career with Senator Mitch McConnell in 2002 then serving as Advance staff and District Director for the office of Governor Ernie Fletcher.
All KAEPS members are encouraged to be a part of the discussion about legislative priorities and in meeting with our state and federal legislators.
To get involved contact Jamie Bloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTRACT LOBBYIST TEAM
Commonwealth Alliances is a comprehensive governmental advocacy and consulting firm based in Frankfort, Kentucky. The team includes partners Patrick Jennings and Karen Thomas Lentz, as well as Senior Associate Kate Wood.
Patrick Jennings has 16 years of experience in Kentucky politics having worked on campaigns, congressional staff, and as an association and contract lobbyist. He served two years as a legislative aide to Senator Mitch McConnell before returning home to become chief lobbyist for the Kentucky Farm Bureau.
Karen Thomas Lentz has 30 years of political experience having worked in both the legislative and executive branch. She worked for former Speaker of the House Don Blandford and former Governor Brereton Jones as well as serving as legislative liaison and Chief of Staff to former Public Health Commissioner Rice Leach.
Kate Wood joined Commonwealth in 2014 after serving in the administration of Governor Steve Beshear as Legislative Liaison and Director of Legislative Services. Kate began her political career in 2003 working on state and federal campaigns.