Jamie is a proud Kentuckian, born in Lexington and raised in London. He brought considerable leadership experience to KYTC when he joined Team Kentucky in January 2020 and has been in the thick of some of the Administration's major initiatives.
He was part of a task force that built a statewide COVID vaccine distribution system. More recently, he has been instrumental in a long-term project to build quality, affordable, “high ground" housing for survivors of the Eastern Kentucky flood disaster of 2022. He is also a member of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (IIJA) implementation team, which has administered increased levels of programmatic funding and successfully sought critical discretionary grant awards.
At KYTC, Jamie works closely with Secretary Gray, Deputy Secretary Mike Hancock, State Highway Engineer James Ballinger, and other members of leadership on a myriad of projects and issues.
Prior to joining Team Kentucky, Jamie held leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, including six years as Chief of Staff in Secretary Gray's two terms as Mayor of Lexington. The team's many accomplishments included financial and management reforms, value-added initiatives, and bricks-and-mortar projects such as the downtown Town Branch Commons bicycle and pedestrian corridor, redevelopment of Rupp Arena and the Lexington Center, renovation of the Historic Courthouse, and the 21c Hotel and Museum development.
Jamie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Agricultural Economics, a Business minor, and a specialization in Public Policy and Leadership.