Maryellen Allen is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. She began her career practicing law with Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs and later served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office primarily representing state agencies including the Secretary of State’s Office and the State Board of Elections. Ms. Allen served as General Counsel to Secretary of State John Y. Brown III and as Director of the State Board of Elections.