Frankfort, Ky. – Governor-Elect Matt Bevin announced two key appointments to the Governor’s Office. Andrew V. McNeill will serve as Senior Advisor to the Governor and Adam M. Meier will be Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy.
“We continue to add depth to the bench as we carefully fill key roles in the administration,” said Governor-Elect Bevin. “Andrew McNeill has decades of experience in the public and private sector. He will be a key advisor as we make the important decisions to solve problems and improve Kentuckians’ livelihood. Adam Meier has been an invaluable resource in shaping our policy agenda and will add a steady hand to the process in the governor’s office.”
McNeill, 42, has been the Executive Director for the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association since December 2012. His prior professional experience includes serving as legislative director in Kentucky’s Governor’s Office. He was the Chief of Staff to Kentucky’s Secretary of Commerce and the Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy.
“Andrew is one of the brightest people that ever worked with me in state government. He served as the Chief of Staff in the Commerce Cabinet under me and was responsible for developing policy positions, which became very important as we attempted to move the Cabinet and State Government along,”said former Commerce Secretary Jim Host. “He will do an outstanding job in this role of advising Governor Bevin.”
Meier, 33, a Northern Kentucky attorney, served as a policy and political adviser for the Bevin Gubernatorial campaign. In addition to state level campaign experience, Meier has public service experience, working as Senior Contracting Officer for the Federal government, as well as serving as a member of the Fort Thomas City Council. As Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Meier’s focus will be oversight of policy advising, formation, coordination and implementation to move Governor Bevin’s agenda forward.
Meier is a graduate of Georgetown College and the Florida Coastal School of Law. He and his wife Laura, reside in Fort Thomas with three children.