A visit to the RunSwitch office is often left with a sweet taste thanks to Les Fugate, a Senior Vice President for the company. Les is also currently the Executive Director of the Kentucky Beverage Association, a role he took in 2012. Before joining RunSwitch, Les was a political aide to former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, as well as an accomplished non-profit executive and communicator. Les may bring in a variety of beverages to the office, but it’s the variety of skill level and experience that drew him to RunSwitch.
“At first blush, it may appear that we all come from similar backgrounds and experiences,” Les said. “But in fact, we are really diverse. Out of our three partners, one came from the corporate PR world, one came from the agency world and one came from the political world. That combination is what makes us unique and strong, and that trickles all the way down through our team.
Les’ work with KBA has grown the group to the next level. With his expanded resources at RunSwitch, he has transformed the messaging strategy and reinvented the way the group approaches issues on a local, state and national level. From legislative tours to local facilities, to well-organized and informative member meetings, Les has positioned KBA to succeed now and in the future.
Learn more about Les and the rest of our team here.