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Media and Public Outreach

The executive director of the Office of Communications and Public Outreach (OCPO) serves as chief spokesperson for the Public Protection Cabinet (PPC).  OCPO staff are responsible for overseeing internal and external communications, handling media requests, preparing and distributing press releases, editing all cabinet newsletters and reports and publishing to Web sites.
Information officers employed by PPC departments and divisions serve both the public and media representatives in finding and delivering information about their agency's services and programs.  Agency information officers also prepare and distribute news releases issued by their respective agencies. If you need help finding an answer or getting to the right staff person or program, the following individuals should be your first point of contact: 
​Susan West ​Public Protection Cabinet, Executive Director and Spokesperson, OCPO ​502-782-7678
​Ricki Gardenhire ​Public Information Officer, OCPO ​502-564-5525
​Kelly May ​​Public Information Officer, Department of Financial Institutions ​502-782-9031