Alumni News: Rickett joins Congressman Rogers' staff
Dec. 4, 2012 - Shannon Rickett ('02), a McConnell Scholar alumna, joins Hal Rogers' (KY-05) staff as a field representative.
Shannon Rickett, of Corbin, Ky., joined Republican Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers' (KY-05) staff as a field representative for the Cumberland Valley area. Rickett will serve Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties.
"Shannon was born and raised in Corbin and knows, first-hand, many of the issues and concerns of the people of southern and eastern Kentucky,” said Rogers. "She is already well-known in the region, because of her volunteer efforts and her position with the National Institute for Hometown Security. Shannon's expertise and knowledge of government operations will be a great benefit for the counties she now serves.”
Rickett has a juris doctorate from Baylor University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Louisville, where she attended as a McConnell Scholar. For the last six years, Shannon has worked as the Director of Commercialization for the National Institute for Hometown Security in Somerset, Ky.
“It is an honor to work with Congressman Rogers and to be a part of improving my home region,” said Rickett. "I'm eager to meet with community leaders to find ways to build upon the successful projects already in place in southern and eastern Kentucky."
Rickett will work out of the Somerset district office. She lives in Corbin, Ky., and is the daughter of Jerry and Elaine Rickett.