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Judicial branch appoints public information director
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TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch.  Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court’s public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
Taylor has more than a decade of state government communication experience, including working as communications director for the Kansas Department of Agriculture and as communications specialist with the Kansas Department of Revenue.
“While we will miss Ron Keefover’s invaluable service and contributions to the Kansas Judicial Branch, we are confident that Lisa Taylor is more than capable of taking over the responsibilities of the public information office.  We are pleased she agreed to join us and to help the branch in its public communication and outreach efforts,” Chief Justice Lawton Nuss said.
In her public information role, Taylor will facilitate information flow about Kansas courts to the media and the public.  She also will respond to media inquiries about the court system, manage website design and content, help trial courts with high-profile cases, and develop and implement public education programs.  
Taylor graduated from Washburn University with a bachelor’s degree in media writing and publishing and she serves on the board of the Topeka chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.  She lives in Topeka.
The Kansas Judicial Branch includes district courts in each of the state’s 105 counties, a soon-to-be 14-member Court of Appeals, and a seven-member Supreme Court.  The Office of Judicial Administration implements the rules and policies of the Supreme Court as they apply to the operation and administration of the Judicial Branch, providing services in fiscal operations, education and training, personnel management, public information and communication, information services, caseload information, court programs and more.