Ron Geoghegan joined McCarthy Strategic Solutions in 2008 and has more than 35 years of experience in government relations.
As chief lobbyist for BellSouth Kentucky from 1987 to 2007, Geoghegan represented Kentucky’s largest telecommunications company before federal, state and local officials. He developed cutting-edge public policy initiatives for the legislature, including direct lobbying, messaging, grassroots activities, political action committees, third-party support, and coalition-building. These efforts led to the passage of a series of major telecommunications industry deregulation bills.
Geoghegan also has a long history of statewide leadership in higher education, science, technology and innovation. As chair of Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, Geoghegan played a key role in garnering support for sweeping educational reform set forth in the 1997 HB 1.
He also serves as chair of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and co-chair of the Kentucky Initiative for Advanced Placement in Math, Science and English. He is former chair of the St. Catherine College Board of Trustees, and the Public Policy Forums of the State Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the boards of Leadership Kentucky and the Commission on the Future of the South.
Geoghegan holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University. He and his wife, Mary Leslie Land, have one son, Joe.