Brian Perry was named the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE's) director of government relations in December 2021.
A native of Versailles, Perry is a graduate of Woodford County Public Schools. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Guilford College (Greensboro, N.C.) and a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.
Before joining KDE, Perry served as the legislative liaison for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). In this role, he managed government affairs for the 16 colleges that make up KCTCS, working with KCTCS leaders and community stakeholders to determine needs, coordinate and lead advocacy efforts.
Perry enjoys vintage motorcycles, running, cooking, traveling and spending time with his wife, Kathryn; daughter, Maddie; and his two cats, Kevin and Bob.