Frank Jemley III
President and CEO
A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, Frank joined the KAM team in December 2021 after holding leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Frank was an advisor to a transportation safety technology start-up in Louisville before joining KAM. He previously served three years as an appointee of Governor Matt Bevin and Governor Andy Beshear as the chief of staff of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, where he helped manage a dozen Kentucky state government agencies with some 1,800 team members and a $280 million annual budget. During his state government service, Frank served a year in an additional role as the acting commissioner of Kentucky’s wildlife management and conservation agency, leading a team of 400 scientists, law enforcement officers, and other public servants and managing an $80 million annual budget.
For more than a decade, Frank advised companies and prominent institutions on public affairs issues in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the country as a principal of Atticus Ventures, where his work included leading the public affairs initiatives here in the U.S. of the Property Council of Australia. Among Atticus’s other clients were the Smithsonian Institution’s Wilson Center, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Churchill Downs Inc., other Fortune 500 companies, and a number of small businesses.
Frank started Atticus after several years on the management team of Churchill Downs, heading up the iconic Kentucky company’s local, state, and federal advocacy and public policy initiatives during a period when the company enjoyed notable public affairs success. Prior to Churchill, Frank led the privatization-in-place project for a U.S. Navy weapons and engineering base in Louisville. The project converted the facility and most of its workforce to private sector management and saved a thousand STEM and manufacturing jobs for the region. Frank began his private sector career heading up government affairs and several successful community and regional initiatives as an executive with the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served on several nonprofit boards of directors, including the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Foundation, the Southern Growth Policies Board, the West Louisville Boys Choir, and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Frank received a B.A. with honors from the University of Louisville, where he was twice elected student body president. He served six years as a naval intelligence officer at sea with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 and Carrier Air Wing Eight aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Abraham Lincoln, and ashore in counterterrorism and battle damage assessment roles and as the head intelligence briefer for a four-star U.S. and NATO commander.
Frank and his family live in Louisville.
Shelley Goodwin utilizes her experiences from a diverse employment and volunteer history as KAM’s Director of Operations. After graduating from Lindsey Wilson College with a degree in business management, Shelley worked in education, finance, hospitality, and marketing before combining these experiences and settling into the world of economic and workforce development for the past 20+ years. A self-described “numbers, policies, and procedures geek,” she also has a passion for helping young people discover their talents and find their vocational calling.
Shelley and her husband Danny have two children and live in Shelbyville. When not juggling work and family activities, Shelley can be found planning their next travel adventure, playing with the latest tech, singing (with or without an audience), or enjoying the great outdoors – preferably with a beach.
Laura Brooks is a communications veteran with expertise in politics, crisis communications management, and public relations planning. Brooks previously served as the Executive Director of Communications at the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, where she developed and executed communications and press strategies for the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage and its 13 state government agencies.
Brooks is a veteran of Capitol Hill, having served in the Communications Office of U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. During her Congressional service this time, she planned and executed media strategies for Leader McConnell and the Republican caucus, coordinated the Republican Address to the nation following the State of the Union, organized press availabilities for foreign heads of state visits, and accompanied the Leader to press events. She has extensive experience in ensuring the traction of news stories by garnering the attention of newsmakers, aggregators, and pundits.
Brooks is a native of Maysville, KY and resides in Lexington with her husband, John, daughter, Virginia Adair, and dog, Cutty. When she is not working you can find her traveling, reading, hiking, skiing, or cooking.
Caroline Scott joined the KAM team after serving on the executive team of a multi-state pediatric therapy practice that provides services to children with special needs. She was the Director of Marketing there for nearly 8 years and was an integral part of the company’s fast growth through networking, branding, media, and events.
Prior to her marketing role, she worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years, assisting in the management of the Louisville Athletic Club and teaching classes as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She and her husband, Bob, opened the Louisville market for LAC, overseeing the successful expansion of the club to multiple locations across the region.
Caroline has nearly 20 years of experience in the media world, co-hosting several television and radio programs, and is currently the morning co-host of “The Jim & Caroline Show” on 88.5 WJIE, the largest Christian radio station in the Louisville, KY market.
She is a native of Mt. Sterling, KY, and graduated with honors from the University of the Cumberlands with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. While at Cumberlands, Caroline was the captain of the swim team and manager for the football team. She and her husband, Bob, currently reside in Shelbyville, KY, and have been married for over 20 years. They have 4 children and enjoy family time, serving at church, and going to the beach.
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