Officers

Kelly Baker-Hefley, Chair

A lifelong Democrat from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Kelly has called Tennessee her home since 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with minors in Aging and Family Studies, from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration on Public Policy from Tennessee State University. A bit of a jack-of-all-trades, Kelly has experience in health policy advocacy, supply chain management, tech start-up operations, and policy research and development. She lives in downtown Franklin with her daughter, Cecilia, and gives her time to several non-profit boards, a municipal commission, and the Franklin Rotary at Breakfast.


Matt Foster, Vice Chair

Matt was born and raised in South Florida before attending Wake Forest University in North Carolina.  After graduation, Matt worked at a consulting firm in Washington DC before moving to Franklin to work for a local healthcare company in 2010.  Matt became politically involved for the first time shortly after the 2016 Presidential Election and joined the Executive Committee and served as Treasurer from 2017-2019.  He is passionate about ensuring Williamson County residents are represented by individuals who believe in equality, fairness, and compassion.  


Grant Marsh, Secretary

Grant was born in a small town outside Almaty, Kazakhstan; adopted as an infant he was raised in Franklin TN. Grant marched four years in the marching band at Franklin High School, where he graduated in 2018. Shortly after graduating, he joined Justin Kanew’s run for Congress in 2018, and joined the County Party as Secretary in the early months of 2019. Currently a political science student, Grant holds awards from Model UN and Youth In Government for the following categories: Outstanding Delegate/Statesman, and Outstanding Resolution/Bill at the middle and high school levels; and has participated in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Conference.


Courtenay Rogers, Treasurer

Courtenay Rogers is an operations and technology executive with more than a decade of experience leading brand-building efforts for organizations across multiple industries. She is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as an officer aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Grace Hopper after earning degrees in Naval Science and French from the University of Mississippi. She has deep roots in Williamson County and ran an inspiring campaign for State Representative in 2016. Her campaign bid serves as the foundation for her ongoing commitment in motivating and recruiting women to run for public office.