Office Hours & Contact Information

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Association of State Dam Safety Officials
239 South Limestone Street (new as of 11/1/14)
Lexington, KY 40508
855.228.9732 (toll-free)
859.550.2795 (fax)


Lori Spragens, Executive Director,, 859/550-2788, extension 4. Cell 859-333-1553

Susan Sorrell, Training Program Director,, 859/550-2788,.extension 2,

Sarah McCubbin-Cain, Information Resources Specialist,, 859/550-2788, extension 3.

Ross Brown, Marketing & Membership Director,, 859/550-2788, extension 5.

Katelyn Riley, Communications Manager,, ext. 8.

Jennifer Burns, Office Administrator,, 859/550-2788, extension 1. Cell 859-619-7863

Mark Ogden, Technical Specialist,, 859/550-2788, extension 7. Cell 859-333-3650

Brittany Lewis, Student Outreach Coordinator and Office Assistant,, 859/550-2788, extension 6.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00 Eastern Time

Executive Director - Lori Cannon Spragens

Ms. Spragens is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 1982 with a B.A. in Art History and a B.A. in Visual Art with a specialty in graphic design. She was a Phi Beta Kappa nominee as an undergraduate. Ms. Spragens received her Masters Degree in 1986 in Public Administration, again with distinction. After working for several years at the Council of State Governments, original location of ASDSO, Ms. Spragens was asked in 1988 by the ASDSO leadership to become the director of ASDSO and help lead the effort to find a new location for ASDSO. Ms. Spragens has been the executive director of ASDSO since that time. Ms. Spragens spent 13 years playing organ for the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. She has one son and one daughter and two stepdaughters.


Conference & Training Program Director - Susan Amato Sorrell

Ms. Sorrell was raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated summa cum laude from Transylvania University in Lexington in 1981 with a B.A. in Psychology. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Masters in Public Administration, also with distinction, in 1984. She worked for Kentucky State government as a legislative researcher for several years before joining ASDSO. Ms. Sorrell participates in various volunteer organizations in Lexington and has three children.


Information Specialist - Sarah McCubbin-Cain

Sarah McCubbin-Cain was raised in Hodgenville, Kentucky. She holds B.A. degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in Elementary Education from Georgetown College, and has done post-grad work in Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Sarah has one daughter and one stepson.


Marketing & Membership Director - Ross Brown

Ross Brown is a native of South Vienna, OH. Ross holds a B.A. in History with minors in Government and Coaching and his M.A. in Sports Administration all from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. Prior to joining ASDSO he spent ten and a half years with IMG in the Association Manegment Division (now Associations International) working with three different associations and with the UK IMG Sports Marketing group in Lexington. Ross lives in Lexington, KY with his wife Stephanie and their daughter.


Office Administrator - Jennifer Burns

Jennifer Burns is a native of Lawrenceburg, KY. She graduated with a B.S. from Midway University in 2005, specializing in "Organization Management"and completed her Master degree in Administration from Sullivan University in 2007. Her work background is primarily in the insurance arena, with a focus on management and administration. Since 2005, she has been involved in the marketing and administration of her husband's business. Jennifer currently resides in Lexington with her husband, Scott, and three children. With three children there is not a lot of time for hobbies, aside from the children's sports and school activities. In her limited spare time, Jennifer enjoys going to the gym, outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Project Manager - Mark Ogden

Mark is a native of Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and a Certified Public Manager. Mark has twenty-five years of experience in state dam and levee safety regulation and he previously served on the Board of Directors of ASDSO and as president in 2007/2008. He is retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water where he served as the administrator of the Water Management Section with responsibility for the Dam Safety, Floodplain Management, Coastal Erosion Permitting, and Canal Operations Programs. Mark and his wife live in Columbus and they have four children.

Communications Manager - Katelyn Riley

Ms. Riley was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a B.S. in Integrated Strategic Communication with a focus on public relations and marketing.  During her time at the university, she was a part of the University of Kentucky HealthCare public relations team and helped to provide content on the university website. Later she took a creative internship with a local advertising agency that worked directly with Anheuser-Busch. Ms. Riley continues to live in Lexington enjoying time with friends and family. 

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