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​​​​​Terry Sebastian​​​​​​​​Terry Sebastian heads the Office of Communications. Sebastian handle​​d communications for Gov. Steve Beshear and Gov. Paul Patton. He served as communications director for State Auditor Crit Luallen and State Treasurer Jonathan Miller and oversaw communications in the Kentucky Justice Cabinet under two cabinet secretaries – Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry and Robert F. Stephens. He began his career in state government in the Public Information Office of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC). Sebastian has worked in the private sector as a journalist and as head of marketing and public relations for Louisville Collegiate School, where he coached varsity tennis. He received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University and was named "Outstanding Journalism Major." He is an alumnus of Duke University's Governors Center Strategic Leadership program and participated in a Rotary International fellowship in Brazil.​

Crystal StaleyCrystal Pryor Staley joins the Attorney General's Office as Deputy Communications Director after having previously served as the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet's legislative liaison and chief information officer. Staley facilitated the development and implementation of the cabinet's legislative agenda. She also managed cabinet communications and served as the agency spokesperson for eight years. Before joining the Personnel Cabinet, Staley served as a community development specialist where she administered state and federal improvement projects for communities across Central Kentucky. Mrs. Staley earned a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University with a double major in Government and Communications. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kentucky, Martin School for Public Policy and Administration.

Kenneth MansfieldKenneth Mansfield brings a keen interest in combining technology with communications efforts. A native of North Carolina, Mansfield earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and later studied design at the Calligraphy Centre in Winston-Salem. He worked for ten years in operations and marketing for an internationally renowned purveyor of calligraphy and bookbinding supplies before accepting the position of systems administrator and webmaster for then-U.S. Senator John Edwards in Washington D.C. Since moving to Kentucky, Mansfield has served as creative director to various political campaigns and as communications director for the Kentucky State Treasury. Most recently, he served eight years as webmaster and creative director for Governor Steve Beshear.​​

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Terry Sebastian, Communications Director
(502) 696-5651 or (502) 229-3004

Crystal Staley, Deputy Communications Director
(502) 696-5659 or (502) 545-3714​