Frankfort lobbying group McCarthy Strategic Solutions has added the former longtime director of public affairs at Kentucky Farm Bureau to their roster.
McCarthy announced last week that Jeff Harper joined their staff as a principal. Harper worked as the director of the Public Affairs Division for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation for more than a decade, where he spearheaded Farm Bureau’s public affairs initiatives, including state and national lobbying, policy development, political education, and local affairs.
“Jeff has unique experience understanding grassroots issues and developing practical solutions, and I’m confident his extensive knowledge of public affairs and policy will be brought to bear on behalf of our clients,” said John McCarthy, Founder and Managing Partner of McCarthy Strategic Solutions. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and look forward to utilizing his skills to continue to meet the needs of our clients.”
Harper also has extensive experience working in state government, having served as the coordinator of the National Tobacco Growers Settlement Trust within the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy. He was also appointed as an executive staff advisor in the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, a position he held for 12 years.
“I’ve been fortunate to spend my career working on some of the most pressing issues facing not only Kentucky’s agriculture producers, but all businesses throughout the Commonwealth,” said Harper. “I look forward to applying my skills as a member of the McCarthy team.”
Jeff Harper is a native of Mercer County and currently resides in Lawrenceburg.