Commission Members and Staff

William G. Francis,  Chair


Governor Steven L. Beshear appointed Mr. Francis to replace Gwen Pinson, whose term expired July 14, 2010, and reappointed Mr. Francis on July 18, 2014, to serve a second term.  Mr. Francis' second term will expire July 14, 2018.  Mr. Francis was elected Vice Chair of the Commission on January 28, 2013 and Chair on July 17, 2017

Mr. Francis is Of Counsel to the Lexington law firm of Fowler Bell PLLC and formerly a partner in the Prestonsburg law firm of Francis, Kendrick, & Francis. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in public administration at Eastern Kentucky University, and his law degree at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

 
Christopher L. Thacker, Vice Chair

Governor Matthew Bevin appointed Mr. Thacker on July 15, 2016.  Mr. Thacker's term will expire July 14, 2020.  Mr. Thacker was elected Vice Chair of the Commission on July 17, 2017

Mr. Thacker is an attorney from Winchester, Kentucky.  He practices with the Billings Law Firm in Lexington, Kentucky.  He earned his  Bachelor's degree in religious studies from Yale University and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

 

​K. Timothy Kline

Governor Matthew G. Bevin appointed Mr. Kiline on July 15, 2017.  Mr. Kline's term will expire July 14 2021.

Mr. Kline is a shareholder with the law firm Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback, and ​Miller, P.S.C., in Owensboro, Kentucky.  He received a Bachelor of Science, Distinguished Graduate, in 1999 from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Mr. Kline received a Master of Arts from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in 2000 and a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2007.



Christopher W. Brooker

Governor Matthew G. Bevin appointed Mr. Brooker on April 5, 2018.  Mr. Brooker was appointed to replace Judge Sheila Isaac who resigned her position.  Mr. Brooker will serve the remainder of Judge Isaac's unexpired term ending July 14, 2019.  

Mr. Brooker is a partner in the Louisville office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998 from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and earned his law degree, with honors, in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


April A. Wimberg

Governor Matthew G. Bevin appointed Mrs. Wimberg on May 2, 2018 to replace Theresa Camoriano who resigned her position.  Mrs. Wimberg will serve the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 14, 2020.  

Mrs. Wimberg is an attorney from Louisville, Kentucky and practices with the law firm of Bingham Greenbaum Doll, LLP.  She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and her law degree from the University of Louisville.


Staff

Executive Director Kathryn H. Gabhart
General Counsel Michael W. Board
Executive Assistant Debbie Briscoe
Administrative Assistant
Paralegal
Staff Assistant
Investigator
Investigator
Law Clerk
Jenny May
Julie Thomas
Bill Trigg
Bella Wells
Jeff Fogg
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