Fmr. RPK Finance Director Joins Top Shelf Lobby Team

The former Finance Director for the Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) has joined Top Shelf Lobby as a Senior Associate.

On Friday, Top Shelf Lobby announced Makenzie Williams had joined their team.

“We are incredibly pleased that Makenzie will be joining our Top Shelf team,” said Leigh Ann Thacker, Top Shelf Managing Partner. “Her political acumen, her work ethic, and her vast relationships will prove to be an invaluable asset for our clients and our team. I have no doubt that she will excel in this new position.”

During her time at RPK, she raised an unprecedented amount of money for the GOP and Republican caucuses and helped build one of the strongest finance teams in the country.

“We are looking forward to the new energy Makenzie will bring to our team. Her work ethic is second to none amongst her peers, and our clients will surely benefit,” said Danny Slaton, Top Shelf Chief of Staff in a news release.

Williams, a Danville native, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Political Science. While at the University she became the President of Kentucky College Republicans. Williams then went on to cut her teeth on the campaign trail with U.S. Sen.Mitch McConnell’s 2014 race.

“I’m beyond excited to begin this next chapter of my career at one of the best advocacy firms in Kentucky,” said Williams. “I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know each member of the Top Shelf team over the years and have looked to each of them as mentors and valued friends. I look forward to contributing to the success of Top Shelf and on behalf of our clients.”

Top Shelf Lobby is a full-service advocacy firm based in Frankfort, Kentucky.