LANCASTER, KY – Jonathan Shell, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner - Elect, announced Steve Kelly (Anderson County) and Jon Copley (Oldham County) will serve as Co-Chairs of his Transition Team.
Kelly, former Deputy Agriculture Commissioner under now U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY-01), and Copley, an experienced executive in both government and private sectors, will help ensure a smooth transition when Shell takes over in January.
“Following in the footsteps of Commissioner Quarles and Commissioner Comer, I intend to make the Department of Agriculture a resource that Kentucky farmers can count on as they feed their neighbors and the entire world,” said Ag Commissioner-Elect Shell. “Agriculture impacts every Kentuckian. With the help of Steve, Jon, and my entire transition team, we will be ready to go on Day One to ensure the important business of the Department of Agriculture continues seamlessly.
L to R: Steve Kelly and Jon Copley
The Transition Team will officially begin its work on Friday November 17th. Individuals interested in working for the Department of Agriculture are encouraged to submit their resumes at https://commissionershell.com/.Serving alongside the co-chairs, representing a wide range of commodities, geographies, and expertise, the full Transition Team includes: Warren Beeler, Grayson County Darrell Billings, Powell County Ryan Bivens, Larue County Mark Bowling, Laurel County Travis Burton, Garrard County Judge Jamie Byrd, Barren County Senator Jared Carpenter, Madison County J.D. Chaney, Madison County Jim Coleman, Fayette County T.J. Comer, Franklin County Rodney Dick, Pulaski County Tyler Ferguson, Johnson County Drew Graham, Clark County Daniel Hayden, Daviess County Adam Hinton, Fleming County Wayne Hunt, Christian County Magistrate Kevin Jefferies, Oldham County Cary King, Mercer County Bob McIndoo, Henderson County Eddie Melton, Webster County Brenda Paul, Bourbon County Al Pedigo, Allen County Representative Brandon Reed, Larue County Russell Schwenke, Boone County Jennifer Tucker, Warren County