Bevin promotes Sunderland to Deputy Chief of Staff

06/01/2018 09:28 AM

Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, has promoted Bryan Sunderland, a former Vice President with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as his Deputy Chief of Staff for policy and legislation.

Sunderland, who had been acting as Bevin’s legislative director, will assume many of the responsibilities formerly held by Adam Meier, who was named Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary on May 17, according to the administration.

“I am sincerely appreciative for the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth in this new capacity,” Sunderland said in a news release. “Our Administration is making historic strides on a number of fronts, and I’m excited to continue our momentum toward making Kentucky the best we can possibly be.”

As Deputy Chief of Staff, Sunderland will take on an expanded role in developing executive branch policy initiatives, while also serving as Legislative Director.

Before joining the Bevin Administration in January of 2016, Sunderland spent 10 years with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as their Senior Vice President of the Chamber’s Public Affairs division. The chamber is consistently one of the top lobbying groups in the commonwealth.

Ellen Adkisson, who has served for the past two sessions as Legislative Assistant under Sunderland, will be promoted to the position of Legislative Liaison for the Governor’s Office, according to the news release.


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