Kate Wood Hall has worked in Kentucky politics and government for over 12 years and has been a member of the Commonwealth Alliances team for over two years. Prior to joining Commonwealth Alliances, she served as former Governor Steve Beshear’s Legislative Liaison and Director of the Governor’s Office of Legislative Services. During her time in this position, she was the Governor’s senior advisor on issues relating to the legislature and state legislation, and worked on key policy achievements including curbing prescription drug abuse, raising Kentucky’s dropout age to 18 and addressing state government’s pension crisis. She also actively worked with the Governor and other members of his senior staff and Cabinet Officials on policy development and strategic decision making.
In 2004, Kate began her work in politics working on a congressional election in Alabama and as PAC director for minority leadership in the Virginia House of Delegates. In 2007, Kate returned to her home state to work as Deputy Finance Director for candidates running for Governor of Kentucky. Kate earned a BA in Political Science from Transylvania University in 2004. In 2013, she completed her MBA at the University of Louisville College of Business. Kate was raised in Brownsville, Kentucky where her parents and much of family still reside. Kate and her husband, David, are the proud parents of 3 beautiful young children; Katherine James, Truman Matthew and Cordelia Wood.”