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Katelyn Wiard
Federal Policy Specialist

WHY KATELYN WORKS IN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Katelyn Wiard is Frost Brown Todd’s Federal Policy Specialist. Katelyn utilizes her expertise in strategic planning, efficient operations, federal and state policy, and regulatory compliance to advance client policy interests on key issues, particularly involving federal grant funding opportunities and application compliance. Katelyn is a nationally recognized advocate for the emerging hemp and CBD industries through her work as Director of Operations for the industry’s go-to advocacy organization, the U.S. Hemp Roundtable. Katelyn serves as a point of contact for much of the hemp industry, with connections to various hemp groups across the country.

KATELYN'S RECORD OF SUCCESS

  • Katelyn serves as the Director of Operations for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable whose mission is to advocate for hemp in all 50 states, finalize FDA’s pathway for the retail sale of CBD, ensure access for hemp farmers and CBD companies to banking and merchant services, and shape USDA final regulations for hemp farming.

  • In 2019, Katelyn was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to serve on the 2019 Gubernatorial Transition Team for Agriculture Policy.

  • Katelyn is well-versed in the art of managing large, diverse teams to accomplish a single, mutually beneficial goal.

 

HOW KATELYN MAKES CONNECTIONS

  • As a national recognized advocate for the emerging hemp and CBD industry, Katelyn serves as a point of contact for much of the hemp industry, with connections to various hemp groups across the country.

  • Serves on the Sullivan University Advisory Board, Hemp Subject Expert

  • Appeared as a panelist on Kentucky Education Televisions statewide public affairs program, “Kentucky Tonight”

  • Currently seeking her professional MBA student through the University of Kentucky’s Professional MBA Program

  • Volunteers for the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning in Lexington, KY.