FRANKFORT, KY (July 15, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:
Theresa F. Camoriano and Christopher L. Thacker have been appointed to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.
Theresa F. Camoriano, of Louisville, is a registered patent attorney. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language with High Honors and her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science with High Honors, both from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. Ms. Camoriano has practiced exclusively intellectual property law since 1980 and has written and prosecuted patent applications on a wide variety of inventions including conveyors, electrical controls, goose calls, actuators, bottle caps, medical devices and heat recovery steam generators. She has also done a considerable amount of licensing and trademark work. Ms. Camoriano will serve for a term expiring July 14, 2020.
Christopher L. Thacker, of Winchester, is an attorney with Billings Law Firm, PLLC. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Studies from Yale University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Mr. Thacker is president of the Central Kentucky Lawyers Chapter for the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and is also a member of the Kentucky Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Mr. Thacker will serve for a term expiring July 14, 2020.
The mission of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission is to promote the ethical conduct of elected officials, officers and other employees in the executive branch of state government. The commission seeks to fulfill its mission through administering a program of training and education on the code of ethics, providing guidance to state employees concerning their ethical conduct, enforcing the provisions of the code of ethics, interpreting the code of ethics through the issuance of advisory opinions, registering executive agency lobbyists and recommending legislation to the General Assembly.