Fayette Alliance names new executive director

Brittany Roethemeier

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance announced the hiring of Brittany M. Roethemeier as the organization’s next executive director, effective immediately.

Roethemeier, an associate attorney in real estate law at McBrayer, succeeds Susan Speckert who is the new commissioner of law for Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton.

“We could not be more thrilled that Brittany is taking the position of executive director of Fayette Alliance,” said Fayette Alliance Chairman Don Robinson. “She brings a unique combination of experience in planning, zoning, real estate issues and non-profit organization. She will be a strong advocate for sustainable growth and thoughtful infill and redevelopment in our community.”

Roethemeier has worked in the legal arena since 2006 and was named a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star in Real Estate” in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

She serves as a board member at Step by Step Inc., Transylvania University Young Alumni Council, Friends of the Bluegrass Land Conservancy, and Leadership Lexington Alumni Association Steering Committee. She is a past member of the Junior League of Lexington and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Board of Directors. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association.

“Fayette Alliance has a strong reputation in the community for fact-based advocacy for responsible and innovative use of the rich, fertile land we have in the Bluegrass,” said Roethemeier. “I am excited to be part of this organization and am thrilled to come on board during such a pivotal time for our city.”

A graduate of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky School of Law, Roethemeier lives in Fayette County with her husband Dean.

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