Executive Staff

Assistant Secretary of State, Jennifer Scutchfield

Adams appointed Jennifer Scutchfield as Assistant Secretary of State, the Office’s second-highest position and General Counsel for the office. “Kentucky law provides that the Assistant Secretary of State perform the Office’s functions ‘in the absence or disability of the Secretary of State,’ Adams said. “In Jenni I chose the Kentuckian best-qualified to serve in this position upon my absence or disability. She will be a valuable partner in executing the duties of this Office – in particular, overseeing our elections.”

Scutchfield, of Fayette County, most recently served as Assistant Director and General Counsel for the Kentucky State Board of Elections. She previously was the 7th District Council Member in Lexington and was in private law practice. Scutchfield has worked for non-profits and educational institutions, and has served as an Assistant County Attorney.

Portrait of Jennifer Scutchfield in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

Director of Administration and Elections, Heather Quinn

“I’ve known Heather for 16 yrs, and in that time she’s quickly mastered each job she has had,” said Secretary Adams. “...her knowledge of the election process, and her relationships with our county clerks make her the obvious choice for this position.”

She's served on leadership staff in the office of the Senate President, Senate Republican Leadership, as office manager for Gov. Fletcher, Jessamine County Fiscal Court Clerk, Dep. Clerk in the Election Dept in the office of the Jessamine County Clerk.

Portrait of Heather Quinn in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

Director of Business Services & Deputy General Counsel, Michael Rollin Wilson

“Michael Wilson brings sophisticated, high-level state government legal experience to this critical role, as well as significant knowledge of the business-law matters this position handles,” said Secretary Adams. Wilson served as Gen. Counsel for KY DOI.

He is a practicing atty. from Jefferson Co. with 13 years of experience in commercial litigation, bk, and insurance law. He has successfully argued cases before the KY Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Portrait of Michael Wilson in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

Director of Communications, Miranda Combs

“Miranda knows the people and the issues in this state. She also knows the journalists. Most important, she’s a truth-teller. I’m excited for the credibility and creativity she brings to this role,” remarked Secretary Adams.

In 2 decades she's worked as KYT's only investigative reporter in the market, and in public relations. Her investigations stretched statewide, winning a regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award in 2018, and reporter of the year by KY Assoc. Press in 16'.

Portrait of Miranda Combs in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

External Relations - Eastern Kentucky, David Harris

Harris, who managed Adams’ campaign and transition team, has more than a dozen years of public affairs experience.

Harris grew up in Oldham County and has backgrounds in the fields of lobbying, non-profit, state government, and campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. Harris also serves on the board of Dreams with Wings in Louisville.

Portrait of David Harris in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

Deputy Director of Communications and Special Assistant, Haley Bradburn

Haley Bradburn is a young professional, having previously served in various roles within state government. Bradburn grew up in Barren County, but now lives in Frankfort.

She worked with the KY Department of Insurance as executive assistant to the commissioner. She then managed the KY Board of Home Inspectors and assisted the KY Real Estate Commission before moving to the KY Labor Cabinet and now joining the Adams Team.

Portrait of Haley Bradburn in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

External Relations - Western Kentucky, Edward West

Edward West is a lifelong resident of McLean County in Western Kentucky. West has over twenty-five years of public service experience, most recently having served as McLean County Judge Executive.

West was a Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield for 16 years, and worked for 5 years with the Green River Area Development District. Prior to that West worked in law enforcement as a police officer, in corrections, and personal security.

Portrait of Edward West in front of the American and Kentucky flags.