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<p>Smith began her career as the Program Director for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.&nbsp; In this role she was responsible for overseeing numerous special events, committees and programs including governmental relations.</p>
<p>Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from WKU in 2003 and will complete a Master&rsquo;s in Public Administration in May 2017.&nbsp; She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green and volunteers for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Smith is married to Aaron D. Smith, has a daughter, Lillian, and is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green, where she serves as Children&rsquo;s Liturgy leader.</p>
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<p>Taylor served as South Central Kentucky Field Representative for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell from 1991 to 2000 where she worked closely with state and local officials in Kentucky&rsquo;s first and second Congressional districts.&nbsp; Prior to that she worked as an Assistant Account Executive for Lovell Communications in Nashville, Tenn.</p>
<p>Taylor earned a Masters in Public Administration from WKU in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts in government and public relations from WKU in 1990.&nbsp; She is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green and a recipient of Leadership Bowling Green&rsquo;s Bart Hagerman Award.&nbsp; She is also a 2007 graduate of Leadership Kentucky.&nbsp; In 2015 Taylor received the Athena Award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.&nbsp; She currently serves as Chair of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.&nbsp; Taylor is married to Joe W. Taylor II, has a son, Will, and is a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.</p>
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Government & Community Relations Staff


Jennifer Breiwa Smith

Jennifer Breiwa Smith
- Director, Government & Community Relations

Robbin Morrison Taylor

Robbin Morrison Taylor
- Vice President for Public Affairs


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