FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2018) – Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner Christine Trout-Van Tatenhove has been named to the Executive Council of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) as a chairperson of the Southern Region.
The NCSLA represents alcoholic beverage regulatory agencies in the United States, District of Columbia, and other local jurisdictions. Trout-Van Tatenhove began her term as Chairperson on July 1, 2018.
The Letcher County native has served as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) since October 2016. Public Protection Cabinet Acting Secretary Gail Russell commends Trout-Van Tatenhove on this recent appointment and appreciates her as being an outstanding representative of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “Christy is an enthusiastic leader and consummate professional,” said Russell. “She has a wealth of experience in regulating one of Kentucky’s signature industries and that will serve the NCSLA well.”
“I am honored to be able to support NCSLA which provides education on historical and current issues related to the regulation of alcoholic beverages,” said Trout-Van Tatenhove. “This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the team of professionals and colleagues throughout the United States.”
Trout-Van Tatenhove earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She now resides in Lexington.