Trey served as a two-term Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The youngest secretary of state in the country at the time of his election, he served as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State and the Chair of the Republican Secretaries of State Association.
Trey continues to be recognized as a national leader in election modernization, including serving on the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration following the 2012 election, becoming a founding board member of two national non-profits, Democracy Works and the Center for Election Innovation and Research, and working with several additional groups and organizations to secure and modernize our elections, including the Secure Elections Project, the National Task Force on Election Crises and National Council on Election Integrity.
After leaving the Secretary of State's office, Trey returned to his alma mater to serve as the Director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics from 2011-2014, becoming deeply engaged on campus, including service as a freshman academic adviser and faculty fellow of the Men’s Basketball Team.
Trey is very active in civic and charitable organizations at the local, state, and national levels, including serving on the boards of Leadership Kentucky and ArtsWave, and as chair of the boards of Aviatra, an accelerator for women-owned businesses, and the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.
He resides in Boone County, Kentucky, with his wife, Nancy, and daughters, Alex and Kate. He received an A.B. with honors from Harvard College in 1994 and a JD/MBA from the University of Kentucky in 1998.