Cabinet Leadership


Deputy Secretary Brad Montell​​
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Deputy Secretary Brad Montell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role, as he seeks to ensure that our state’s education systems work for all Kentuckians.

A seven-term state representative from Simpsonville, Montell was first elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 2002.

He has been a leading advocate for education reform in the Commonwealth, championing such key issues as school choice, pension reform, and the landmark 2007 “No Pass/No Drive” law, bringing academic accountability to young drivers.

In addition to his public service, he has worked in the securities and investment industry since 1989. He has also been active in his community, serving as president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Shelby Economic Development Council, and deacon at Shelbyville First Baptist Church.​​
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