F. Ryan Keith, 33, is rumored to be Governor Steve Beshear’s pick to serve as general counsel for the state Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.
The EPPC is the regulatory agency responsible for oversight of environmental law including mining, forestry, utilities, horse racing, some construction, alcoholic beverage control, et al. But Mr. Keith doesn’t seem to have any experience in that realm of legal service beyond a bit of work against government and regulatory agencies. His experience seems to be 100% political.
Keith’s bio on Stoll keenon Ogden’s website indicates his experience includes four years of practice in Washington, D.C. along with a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
We’re not questioning his ability as an attorney or his credibility. But is he experienced enough for the job? Is there anyone more experienced who could be considered for the job?
Just wondering. Because, like most of the security community, we still can’t believe Adam Edelen is head of Homeland Security.
Let us know if we’re way off base here.