Kentucky Horse Council Announces New Executive Director
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Lexington, KY (March 26, 2015) - The Kentucky Horse Council is pleased to announce Katy Ross as its new Executive Director. Ross brings both equine and non-profit legal experience to the Council, most recently serving as a staff attorney to the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions. Ms. Ross will officially assume the position on April 6, 2015.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Horse Council, I am excited to announce Katy Ross as the new Executive Director," said Board President Erin Woodall. "Her background and experience will ensure the Kentucky Horse Council continues to move forward in its mission and serve all the horses of the Commonwealth."
As Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Council, Ross will head-up the education and assistance programs, and the public outreach arms of the organization. She will also be charged with identifying new partnerships to ensure the longevity and improvement of horse welfare in Kentucky.
Prior to serving at the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, Ross was an associate at the Regard Law Group in Lexington, Kentucky, where she focused on equine law, among other things. She also maintained her own law practice, where she specialized in equine and non-profit law.
Ross's community involvement has included Junior League of Lexington (2016 Junior League Charity Horse Show Chair), Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association (Board Member), Fayette County Bar Association, Thoroughbred Club of America, and the Lexington Young Professionals Association. She is also a member of the 2015 Leadership Lexington class. A lifelong equestrian, she competes in the jumper divisions.
Ross studied law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Sewanee: The University of the South. She holds a bar admission in Kentucky, as well as U.S. District Court in the Eastern and Western Districts.