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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.

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Other Info About Katelyn


Graduate School

University of Kentucky, MBA, 2022

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Business Administration, 2014, cum laude


Local & National Recognition

Fulbright Grant Recipient, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, 2016

Kentucky Gubernatorial Transition Team, Member, 2020

Advisory Board Member – Hemp Subject Expert, Sullivan University, 2020-present

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Volunteer, 2016-present

Major Publications

Katelyn is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Kentucky Tonight, KET: Hemp’s Impact. Program and Article:; November 18, 2019

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