On the Boards — Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles
By Karen Baird
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COMPENSATION INSURANCE FUNDS
Roger Fries, president and chief executive officer of Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, has been elected to serve on the executive committee of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds.
AMERICAN COALITION FOR CLEAN COAL ELECTRICITY
Robert M. “Mike” Duncan has been named president and chief executive officer of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a non-profit, non-partisan partnership of companies involved in producing electricity from coal. Duncan is chairman and chief executive officer of the Inez Deposit Bank in Eastern Kentucky.
EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Janie Miller, of Shelbyville, has been appointed to serve on the board of regents at Eastern Kentucky University.
FEDERATION OF TAX ADMINISTRATORS
Kentucky Department of Revenue Commissioner Thomas B. Miller has been elected to serve on the Federation of Tax Administrators for a one-year term.
FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL
The Louisville chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), a professional association for chief financial officers and finance executives, has named the leaders who will direct the organization for the upcoming chapter year. Serving on the FEI Louisville 2012-13 board of directors are: President – Price Cooper, chief financial officer, Texas Roadhouse; Programming Vice President and Diversity Chair – Melissa Fraser, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Strothman & Co. PSC; Treasurer – Dave Lewis, vice president and chief financial officer, Humana Government Business; Secretary – Michelle Cabbage, director of corporate finance and development, Steel Technologies LLC; Vice President-Membership – Mark Hancock, vice president-finance and treasurer, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America; Vice President Sponsorships-Nominating Chair – Mark Stegeman, vice president and assistant treasurer, Brown-Forman Corp.; Vice President-Academic and Non-Profit – William Stout, associate professor and director, University of Louisville School of Accountancy; Vice President-Career Services – Bill Ferko, senior vice president/chief risk management officer, Republic Bank and Trust Co. Directors at Large are: Alan Bailey, assistant treasurer, Humana; Manny Tipgos, professor of accounting, Indiana University Southeast School of Business; Roger Shannon, chief financial officer and treasurer, Steel Technologies LLC; and Mike Fallot, partner and chief financial officer, Ecomtek.
GOLDEN MATRIX FUND
Preston Worley, an associate in the Lexington law office of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, has been selected as a founding member of the Golden Matrix Fund Advisory Board. The Golden Matrix Fund was created to benefit the University of Kentucky Pediatric Oncology Clinic patients and families.
GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Governor’s Council on Postsecondary Education: Christopher J. Ryan Jr. – University of Kentucky, Lexington; Thomas Kennedy Helm III – Stites & Harbison, Louisville; Carolyn M. Ridley – tw telecom, Bowling Green; Sherrill Brakmeier Zimmerman – retired educator, administrator and coach, Prospect; Arnold Taylor – O’ Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan & Sergent, Edgewood.
HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE ADVISORY BOARD
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed 19 members to serve on the state’s Health Benefit Exchange Advisory Board, which will review programmatic and policy issues and make recommendations for Kentucky’s new marketplace for health insurance as mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act. Sharon Clark, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance, will serve as chair of the board. Other appointees include: Deborah Moessner – president and general manager, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Louisville; Jeff Bringardner – president, Humana Inc. – Kentucky, Louisville; Carl Felix – chief operating officer, Bluegrass Family Health, Frankfort; Marcus G. Woodward – health insurance broker, Woodward & Associates, Ashland; Connie Hauser – physical therapist, P.T. Pros Inc., Barbourville; John Thompson – dentist, Thompson, Lee & Lee P.S.C., Lexington; Dr. Michael Huang – general internal medicine physician, Kentucky Clinic South, Lexington; Ruth Brinkley – president, KentuckyOne Health, Louisville; Julie Paxton – attorney, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Prestonsburg; Ed Erway – chief revenue officer, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington; Donna Ghobadi – vice president of revenue cycle, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington; Joe Ellis – optometrist, EyeCare Associates of Kentucky, Benton; Gabriela Alcalde – health policy officer, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Louisville; David Allgood – director of advocacy, Center for Accessible Living, and member of the board of directors, Kentucky Voices for Health, Louisville; Andrea Bennett – deputy director, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Louisville; Tihisha Rawlins – associate state director of AARP, Louisville; Lawrence Kissner – commissioner, Department for Medicaid Services; and Stephen R. Hall – commissioner of the Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Charles E. Boyd, Sam Moore, Marc B. Ashby and Sharon W. Furches to serve on the Kentucky Board of Agriculture. Boyd, of May’s Lick is a farmer and cattleman. Moore, of Morgantown, is a farmer. Ashby, of Pembroke, is vice president of operations for Cal-Maine Foods Inc. Furches, of Murray, is a farmer.
KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
Barry K. Martin has been appointed to the board of regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Martin, of Hazard, is CEO of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky.
KENTUCKY HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY
Elaine Farris and J. Scott Wantland have been appointed to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Farris, of Winchester, is superintendent of the Clark County school system. Wantland, of Shepherdsville, is an attorney with Wantland Law PLLC.
KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION
Neil Allan Howard has been appointed to serve on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Howard, of Lexington, is manager of Gainesway Farm.
KENTUCKY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Vicki A. Darnell, president and chief executive officer of Danville-based Ephraim McDowell Health, has been elected to serve on the Kentucky Hospital Association board of directors.
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY
Ekumene Makinde Lysonge has been appointed to the Kentucky State University board of regents. Lysonge, of Louisville, is an attorney and vice president with Churchill Downs Inc.
LOUISVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Evelyn Strange has been appointed to the board of directors of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Strange is president of Advanced Electrical Systems Inc. and currently serves on the Metro Chamber’s Greater Louisville Inc. executive committee.
MBA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
Heather Howell, chief tea officer of Louisville-based Rooibee Red Tea, has been elected to chair the board of directors of MBA Women International, a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of businesswomen.
ST. BENEDICT CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Junis L. Baldon, an associate in Frost Brown Todd’s business litigation practice group, has been appointed to the board of directors for the St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education in Louisville.
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