University of Kentucky, Political Science.


Chris Nolan is a veteran lobbyist and communication specialist who joined MML&K in 1999 as Assistant Director. Chris provides lobbying, media advice and strategic planning for a wide range of clients. He specializes in equine issues and horse racing, corporate taxes, insurance, telecommunications and state budget appropriations. Chris was a journalism and political science major at the University of Kentucky, and began his career as a reporter at The Lexington Herald-Leader. After spending several years covering government and politics at a newspaper in West Virginia, he returned to Kentucky to cover Frankfort government and politics for Kentucky Roll Call and The Kentucky Gazette. As a reporter and later as editor, Chris covered the Kentucky federal delegation and General Assembly for nearly five years, following the state bureaucratic process and the elections. He was a regular on Kentucky Educational Television’s election and political coverage, serving as a commentator on Comment on Kentucky, Kentucky Tonight and the special election night coverage. Chris has also served as a panelist on a number of seminars, speaking on subjects ranging from grassroots and key contact programs to politics and elections.

Public Relations

Seminars & Speaking Engagements



Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2014

Past Experience

Editor, The Kentucky Gazette

Editor, Kentucky Roll Call