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LOUISVILLE, KY (June 18, 2021) – RunSwitch PR, Kentucky’s largest full-service public relations and public affairs firm, announced today the hiring of Kevin Grout as an Account Director. Kevin’s experience at the highest levels of the federal government will immediately benefit RunSwitch’s broad list of clients.

“It’s a privilege to return to my home state and join the RunSwitch team,” said Grout, who joins RunSwitch after a five-year stint as Speechwriter for U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. “The firm’s industry-leading professionals have an impressive record of lifting clients above the competition and helping achieve their goals. I look forward to the opportunity to put my experience to work offering personalized service and high-quality results.”

Prior to joining the RunSwitch team, Kevin crafted strategic messaging for Senator McConnell, helping the Republican Leader advance federal policies and build public consensus through forceful, logical arguments. He brings experience producing a wide variety of content ranging from economic development and tax to healthcare and agriculture. Kevin also wrote more than 85 newspaper columns that appeared in outlets of all sizes, including the Wall Street Journal, multiple Politico newsletters and the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“Kevin is a tremendous talent and will serve our clients well,” said Scott Jennings, RunSwitch Founding Partner. “Senator McConnell has a long history of finding the state’s best and brightest and engaging them in public service. That’s what he did with Kevin, and RunSwitch is now proud to welcome Kevin home as a senior staffer in our firm.”

A native of Florence, Kentucky, Kevin is a graduate of the University of Louisville and the McConnell Scholars Program. He lives in Louisville with his wife and son.

“We are thrilled to put Kevin’s dynamic writing abilities to work for our clients,” said Kaylee Price, Senior Vice President at RunSwitch PR. “His proven ability to distill complex issues for numerous audiences is of great value to our clients.”

The largest public relations firm in Kentucky for nearly a decade, RunSwitch PR specializes in start-to-finish strategic counsel in all aspects of public relations, public affairs, and crisis communications. The firm serves well-known names in corporate America, national advocacy groups, and many organizations across the heartland who trust the company to handle tough and sensitive issues. Led by Scott Jennings, Steve Bryant, and Gary Gerdemann, RunSwitch’s diverse team brings expertise across politics, government, corporate communications, nonprofits, and media.

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