KAPCIC Ad Astra

2016 Recipient

Marlee Carpenter
Lobbyist
Topeka, Kan. 

Marlee Carpenter has 16 years of experience lobbying state legislative issues in Kansas.

Marlee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Wichita State University. She received her law degree with dean’s honors from Washburn School of Law in 1999. After graduation, she took a government affairs position with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, working her way up to lead lobbyist. She left the chamber in May 2008 to begin work as a contract lobbyist with her business partner Natalie Bright. Marlee is active in many business and civic organizations in the Topeka, Kansas, area and statewide. She resides in Topeka, with her husband, Thad, and children, Paige and Haley.

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