McConnell Scholar alum named ABC Commissioner

(Oct. 10, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Christy Trout ('99) is the first woman appointed to the position.
McConnell Scholar alum named ABC Commissioner

Gov. Matt Bevin recently appointed Christy Trout, a native of Letcher County and 1999 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, as the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

The state agency is tasked with regulating Kentucky's alcohol industry and enforcing alcohol laws throughout the Commonwealth. Trout was previously a special assistant at ABC and chief of staff in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.

“I am honored to provide leadership to the ABC which provides oversight to one of Kentucky's signature industries,” Trout said in a release. “This is an exciting opportunity, and I look forward to working with the team of professionals at the department."

Trout earned a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, clerked for a federal judge and founded the Trout Law Office in Lexington.

In addition to being a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and the Commerce Lexington Emerging Leader Program, she also serves on numerous boards.