Louisville, Ky. – The chief of staff and communications director for Attorney General Jack Conway has been named as the chief of communications and community relations for Jefferson County Public Schools.
Allison Gardner Martin, who worked with Conway for nearly eight years, will begin her new post on Jan. 14.
“Martin is a passionate supporter of public education and a highly experienced communicator who has great familiarity with JCPS, both as a parent and through her work overseeing education communications for the Mayor’s office,” JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens said in the release announcing the news. “She is dedicated to reinforcing JCPS’ strong foundation of trust and productive relationships with parents, teachers, partners, volunteers and other members of the community.”
Prior to working for Conway, Martin was then-Mayor Jerry Abramson’s spokeswoman following several years as a TV reporter and anchorwoman for WLKY in Louisville and WBKO in Bowling Green.
Martin, who graduated from Northwestern’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, hails from Glasgow, Kentucky. She will begin her new post on Jan. 14.