Frost Brown Todd attorney Jennifer Barber appointed to restructured Kentucky State Fair Board
Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Jennifer Barber to represent the state at large on the Kentucky State Fair Board for a three-year term expiring in December, 2017. Barber is among 10 new members on the board, which has been reorganized and expanded to include some of the state’s major economic drivers. The board no longer oversees only agriculture-specific events, but has experienced explosive growth in other business, especially with the management of operations and events held at the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center. Events at these venues generate some $450 million in economic impact annually for the state.
As an attorney in Louisville, Barber has represented the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in numerous constitutional tax issues. Her law practice focuses in the areas of state and local tax, tax controversy and litigation, and she serves as a key advisor on Kentucky tax policy and economic incentives. A Frankfort native, Barber graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in 2005 and from the UK College of Law in 2008. She has been named to Kentucky Super Lawyers and Martindale Hubbell’s Preeminent Women Lawyers.