Brooke, a government relations specialist at Frost Brown Todd, serves as the firm’s Kentucky lobbyist, registered both as an executive branch and legislative branch agent. Brooke’s extensive knowledge of the labyrinthine procedures and culture of Kentucky government came from her more than 14 years of 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 previously 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 Frost Brown Todd in a wide variety of matters before state government. As a lobbyist, she advocates 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 necessarily broad, but her experiences are 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 has strong bi-partisan relationships with most of Frankfort’s key policymakers. A top ranking Republican state senator has written that he has found Brooke “to be highly intelligent, very attentive to detail, and well-respected throughout government agencies. And a Democrat state representative writes that “Brooke has earned an outstanding reputation as a reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy agent.”