Jamie is the Deputy Director of the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) overseeing the association’s national research and policy agenda and executive education for the Governors’ cabinet members were responsible for operations across the fifty states. In this role, she aims to curate and disseminate best practices and advocate for resources and strategies necessary to modernize state government operations. Jamie speaks on behalf of the association to the cabinet members, national media, think tanks, and related associations.
Previously, she worked as a Legislative Aide the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government conducting financial analysis and recommending strategic priorities for divisions and economic partner agencies. Prior to the role, Jamie served as a research fellow in the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, a research assistant at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Northern Thailand, and a McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville. Jamie graduated with a BA from the University of Louisville where she studied abroad in both China and India and an MPA from the University of Kentucky, receiving three national awards for her master capstone research on performance-based budgeting.
Jamie is also an adjunct faculty at Georgetown College, the host of CreativeMornings Lexington, and a board member of the Lexington Public Transit Authority, the National Academy of Public Administration Agile Government Committee, and her neighborhood association.