Trey Grayson

Member, Frost Brown Todd; Former Secretary of State, Kentucky

Trey Grayson is a member at Frost Brown Todd, as well as a principal in the firm’s public affairs affiliate, CivicPoint. Before that, Trey served as the President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Active in the community, especially in the educational space, Trey currently serves on the boards of directors of Leadership Kentucky, Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, the Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky, ArtsWave, Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation, as well as several other boards by virtue of his position with the Chamber, including the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, NKU Foundation and OKI Regional Council of Governments.

Nationally, Trey is active with the US Chamber of Commerce, and its Committee of 100, and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, serving on its board of directors.

From 2011 to June 2014, he served as the Director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.  While at Harvard, Trey was known as an expert on the political views of millennials and the role of technology in politics and government, as well as for his extensive involvement on campus, including service as a freshman academic adviser, faculty fellow for the men’s basketball team, and Kirkland House Senior Common Room member.

Prior to his time at Harvard, he was a two-term Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The youngest Secretary of State in the country at the time of his election, Trey was recognized as a national leader in government innovation, business services, election administration and civic education.  He served as Chair of the Republican Association of Secretaries of States and the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

Trey remains engaged in election administration, with his service on the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration following the 2012 election and the Commission’s follow-up work to implement its recommendations, as well as serving as a founding board member of Democracy Works, best known for its innovative voter registration service, TurboVote.

Before entering politics, he was an attorney with the law firms of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald and Keating, Muething & Klekamp.  Trey received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College in 1994 and a JD/MBA from the University of Kentucky in 1998.  He resides in Boone County with his wife, Nancy, and his daughters, Alex and Kate.