- Vice President
Why Brooke is a Lobbyist
“After serving Kentucky taxpayers for nearly 15 years in regulatory, public protection, and financial agencies, it is exciting to now apply my knowledge and invaluable experience to help bridge the divide between business and government. My goal is always to facilitate effective and efficient public private partnerships, while successfully meeting the goals of clients. ”
How Brooke Wins
Brooke’s extensive knowledge of the labyrinthine procedures and culture of Kentucky government came from her service as a senior state government employee. Brooke served more than six years as a top lobbyist for current Governor Steve Beshear, most recently as Executive Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Energy & Environment Cabinet and earlier in the same position at the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Prior to that, Brooke served eight years in the Office of State Treasurer, ultimately serving as Chief of Staff and Assistant State Treasurer.
Brooke serves the clients of CivicPoint in a wide variety of matters before state government, registered both as an executive branch and legislative branch agent. She advocates for client interests before key state legislators and senior executive branch officials. Brooke also is an invaluable resource for firm clients who are in disputes with state agencies or are in need of guidance and/or introductions through the administrative and regulatory process.
Brooke’s policy expertise is particularly deep in regard to energy issues. As a senior Beshear administration official at the Energy & Environment Cabinet, Brooke was very involved in a wide range of issues, including regulation of coal and natural gas generation and production, climate change remediation, energy efficiency promotion, and clean air and water enforcement.
Brooke is a University of Kentucky graduate and majored in Political Science. She was a member of the class of 2000 and received the magna cum laude distinction.
Brooke has strong bipartisan relationships with most of Frankfort’s key policymakers. A top-ranking Republican state senator has said that he finds Brooke “to be highly intelligent, very attentive to detail, and well-respected throughout government agencies.” A Democratic state representative has said that “Brooke has earned an outstanding reputation as a reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy agent.”
Recently, Brooke has:
Worked on key legislation including developing a legal framework for carbon capture and sequestration; promoting nuclear power development in Kentucky; implementing Kentucky’s bonding program for coal mining reclamation; and supporting Kentucky’s coal industry
Directed the Criminal Justice Council as it carried out Governor Beshear’s charge to address Kentucky’s growing prison population, taking a comprehensive review of Kentucky’s penal code, sentencing guidelines, incarceration, probation and parole practices, and other issues relating to the escalating costs of the state’s criminal justice system. The work ultimately resulted in successful reform legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2011.