KYD Leadership

Elected Officers 2014-2015

Clint Morris, President

As National Committeeman, Clint focused on increasing KYD’s presence in YDA, professionalizing our processes and procedures, and targeting young voters with direct issue advocacy.  Clint is a 2005 graduate of Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  More recently in 2008, Clint received his Master of Arts in History from the University of Kentucky, where he focused on the “Politics of Poverty” in early 20th Century America and Kentucky.

In addition to serving as KYD’s National Committeeman, Clint is currently Vice President of the Fayette County Young Democrats and an At-Large Member of the Fayette County Democratic Party Executive Committee.  He was a delegate to the YDA National Convention in both 2009 and 2011, serving each time as Kentucky’s representative on the YDA Credentials Committee.  Clint has also served as KYD Rules Committee Chair and was the Program Director for the 2011 YDA National Convention Louisville Host Committee.

Clint has held several positions with Democratic organizations, including:  Chairperson of the College Democrats of Kentucky, Vice Chairperson for Finance of the College Democrats of Kentucky, President and Political Affairs Director of the Transylvania College Democrats, College Director for the Fayette County Young Democrats, and has served as his precinct chair since 2008.  Clint has advised local Democratic candidates on field strategy and voter outreach and has served on several campaign steering committees in Fayette County.

Professionally, Clint works in the field of workforce development and employee rights where he focuses on Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, Affirmative Action and Diversity initiatives.

Lauren Ingram, Vice President of Programming

Lauren Ingram was born and raised in Maysville, Kentucky in Mason County.  She attended the University of Louisville, graduating from that institution in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and again in 2009 with Juris Doctor.  In October of 2009, Lauren was admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky after successful completing the Kentucky Bar Exam.  She is currently employed with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in the Child Support Division. Lauren first became involved in politics in 2004 when she joined the University of Louisville College Democrats.  She currently serves as President of the Louisville Young Democrats and on the Executive Committee of the Metro Democratic Club.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Kentucky. When not prosecuting or politicking, Lauren enjoys cooking, yoga, and laughter.

Travis Scott, Vice President of Recruitment & Expansion

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Liz Fossett, National Committee Woman

Liz is a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she focused on Australia and New Zealand Studies, and was President of the school’s College Democrats chapter.  While in DC, Liz worked at Hilltop Public Solutions, a strategic public affairs and political consulting firm.  After moving back home to Kentucky, Liz served as a Constituent Services Representative for Congressman Ben Chandler and Communications Director for the Fayette County, KY PVA office. She is an alumni of the Front Line Leaders Academy, as well as several campaigns in Kentucky, including 2008′s Bruce Lunsford for U.S. Senate  and 2006′s Ken Lucas for U.S. House of Representatives.   Liz is a native of Covington, and currently resides in Lexington, where she is a research assistant for  a local company and an MBA student at the University of Kentucky.

Jordan Shewmaker, National Committee Man

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Leann Lacy, Secretary

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Joseph Lyon, Treasurer

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Appointed Directors

Grace Wise, College Director

A Democrat from the beginning, Grace got her first experiences in politics from attending state legislature sessions with her grandfather in West Virginia. Since then she has worked on the campaigns of Senator Joe Manchin (WV), Governor Beshear, and multiple state level elections in 2012. She currently is a senior at University of Kentucky, and studying Political Science. She is President of the University of KY College Dems, Vice President of the Clark County Young Dems, and interns for the Kentucky Democratic Party. Grace has aspirations of working to further the goals of Democratic Party after graduation.

Josh Mers, Political Director

Josh is currently the Golf Professional at Champion Trace Golf Club and been affiliated with the PGA of America for 10 years.  He studied Political Science at the University of Kentucky and served several leadership roles with the UK College Dems while a student.  Josh has worked as a Legislative Assistant for former Speaker of the House Jody Richards and for the Senate Minority Caucus.  He has worked on a handful of campaigns ranging from LFUCG Council to interning for Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential bid.  Josh is in his second term, chairing communications for the Fayette County Young Dems.

Jordan Shewmaker, Special Projects Coordinator

Jordan Shewmaker is a native of Perryville, Kentucky in western Boyle County. He serves on the Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Executive Committee from Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District. Shewmaker also serves on the Boyle County Democratic Executive Committee and is a campaign assistant for the Barry Harmon campaign for 54th district state representative. Shewmaker has served in various leadership roles within Centre College Democrats, Kentucky College Democrats, and worked as an assistant to Boyle County PVA Eddie Tamme. Shewmaker is a junior at Centre College where he plans to major in government.

Regional Directors

We also have a number of regional directors supporting the hard work of our county, regional, college, and high school chapters across the Commonwealth.  Find your regional director!